Peoria: Sharon L. Nelson, 69, of Peoria passed away at 7:04 a.m. on Wednesday July 24, 2013 at her residence.
Sharon was born September 21, 1943 in Peoria, the daughter of Otis Keith & Mamie Hoos VanSickle. She married Willard Bowen, she later married Robert Jenkins, and later married Walter C. Nelson. All preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Raymond Jenkins of N. Pekin, Robert F. Jenkins of Dunlap, Willard Bowen Jr. of Morton, Ronald (Toni) Bowen Sr. of Peoria, and Kimberly (Todd) Regguinti of Peoria; twenty-three grandchildren, and thirty-six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Plue of East Peoria, and Brenda Richardson of Peoria.
Sharon is also preceded in death by her parents, one son Bryan Bowen, and one sister, Judy VanSickle.
She worked as a bus driver for District 150 until her retirement.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
A Celebration of life will be at the VFW in Creve Couer, IL at 4:00 p.m. today, Friday, July 26, 2013.
Schmidt-Haller Burial & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to