It brings great sadness to announce that, our wife, sister, mom, and grandma Sharon Javais Anderson, passed away on September 26th, 2022 at the age of 90.
Sharon Javais Kruse was born in July 1932 in Fieldon, Il to Lena Louise Kruse and Edward Clifford Kruse. She graduated from Jerseyville High School in 1950. She went on to graduate from the University of Illinois with a degree in Education in 1954.
She taught in the Chicago area for one year before moving to Lockport, Il, where she taught Latin for eight years at Lockport Township High School. In 1958 she met John Anderson, an engineer with Texaco, and they were married in 1961. In 1964, they welcomed a baby girl named Kathleen Susan and in 1966 a son named Philip Rainey.
Sharon was a competitive league bowler for many years and a skilled player in her ladies' and couples' bridge clubs. As a long-standing member of the Methodist Temple, Sharon was an active participant in Sunday School and their Meals on Wheels program.
As a hobby, Sharon created colorful ceramics, embroidery, crewel, needlepoint, knitting, and various seasonal crafts in addition to refinishing furniture. Her talent and patience for painting intricate features, especially ceramics and framed works, often ended up as treasured gifts to her friends and family. Her creativity also extended to the piano, and she had a very pleasant sweet voice.
Sharon loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was happiest during the holidays when the grandchildren were present. Sharon adored the family dog Barney and was delighted when Barney tore into the presents at Christmas time. Sharon possessed a passion for flowers and a very green thumb for gardening. As a lover of nature’s beauty, much of her time was devoted to tending to her variety of beautiful flowers - especially the roses.
We know that Sharon is no longer suffering from dementia or cancer, now remembers with perfect clarity, and has passed into a peaceful sleep.
Rest in peace, our lovely rose.
"There are no goodbyes. Wherever you'll be, you'll be in our hearts." Gandhi
We want to thank Kindred Home Health and Hospice for taking such great care of Sharon over the last months.
Special thanks to Glenda, Kelli, and Maria for the love and compassion they gave Sharon and for the support they extended to the family.