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NORMAL — Sharon Rose Chamberlain, 71, of Normal died at 11:20 a.m. Friday (May 13, 2011) at Heritage Manor, Normal.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, with Monsignor Eric Powell officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. Additional visitation will be for half an hour before the service Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Easter Seals or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in honor of Sharon’s grandchildren.

Sharon was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Kewanee, the daughter of Harold and Leona Thurwanger Brignadello. She married Larry E. Chamberlain on June 24, 1961, in Kewanee. He died June 30, 2003.

Surviving are her children, Lori (Dave) Scott, Normal; Marcie (Bill) Powell, Monroe, Mich.; and Bruce Chamberlain, Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Luc Chamberlain, Madisen, Keely and Parker Theobald and Charlie, Ellie, William and Leah Powell; and her stepmother, Naomi Brignadello of Kewanee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold “Denny” Brignadello; and a son-in-law, Peter Theobald.

Sharon was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, and the Bloomington Moose Lodge.

After raising her children, she worked at Illinois State University, State Farm Insurance Cos. and other local businesses. She took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren and attending their various activities.

Sharon was a very caring and loving person who always put the needs of others first. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Her family would like to express heartfelt appreciation for the love and care she received from the wonderful people at Evergreen Assisted Living and Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

Sharon loved life to the fullest and will be forever missed.

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