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Lillian Sharman

Lillian Sharman

May 13, 1919-Jan. 8, 2019

Lillian Sharman, 99, of Sidney, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Sidney.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sidney, with the Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Gehrig-Stitt Funeral Home in Sidney, and will continue from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Lillian Belle Martha Sharman was born May 13, 1919, in Sidney, to William and Lola (Jones) Badziong. Lillian was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran South Divide Church. She attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School, and graduated from Sidney High School in 1937. On Sept. 29, 1940, Lillian married her high school sweetheart, Verne Sharman, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sidney. She lived her entire life in Cheyenne County.

Lillian and Verne farmed north of Colton. She was a very active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and served on the board of the Liberty School District for several years. Lillian enjoyed doing needle work and crocheting, making quilts and blankets for all of her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Lillian is survived by son, Don (Cindy) Sharman of Lodgepole; grandchildren, Darrell (Amanda) Sharman of Lodgepole and Angel Sharman of Casper, Wyoming; son, Lyle Sharman of Columbus; daughter, Peggy (Maynard) Holtorf of Hordville; grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Kehr of Eagan, Minnesota, Andrew (Ashley) Holtorf of Hordville, Katie (Shawn) Kreizel of Fullerton, and Scott Holtorf of Hordville; son, Gary (Jean) Sharman of Columbus; grandchildren, Jonathan (Brittany) Sharman of Beaverton, Oregon, Erika (Tye) Hanke of Omaha, Jared (Melissa) Sharman of Omaha, and Derek (Shayla) Sharman of Columbus; daughter, Marlene (Don) Wiechman of West Point; grandchild, Emily (Aaron) Knust of Lincoln; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Ada Sharman of Sidney.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lola Badziong; husband, Verne Sharman; brother, Lester Badziong; and brother-in-law, Earl Sharman.

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