Sharon Anita Green (nee Burk)

Jan. 27, 1936 – Oct. 11, 2010

Sharon Anita Green (nee Burk), 74, died at her home surrounded by family and entered eternity with our Lord on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. A lifelong resident of central Illinois, she lived the last three years in Waukesha.

Sharon was born in Peoria, Ill., on Jan. 27, 1936. As a young child, her family moved to a farm outside of Princeville, Ill. She attended and graduated from a one-room elementary schoolhouse followed by Princeville High School and Brown’s Business School, Peoria. She married Denver R. Green on Jan. 27, 1957, and they began their life together in Peoria. Their oldest son was born the following year. They bought their first house in Washington, Ill., and two more sons were born. In 1964, they moved to West Peoria, Ill., and another son and their only daughter were born. In 1978, they moved to Peoria where they lived until Denver retired from Caterpillar in 2007. That same year, they moved to Waukesha to be near three of their five children and their families.

She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Delafield. Prior to this, she had been a member of Christ Church in Normal, Ill., and before that, Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. She loved the Lord, lived by faith and loved His people. Throughout her life, she served in many ways with her church, children’s schools and other organizations.

Sharon expressed her creative gifts through fabric arts. Well-known for her quilting, she gave one or more quilts to each of her children and grandchildren. In addition, she made quilts for several missions projects. Her artwork decorated her home and the homes of many others. She loved traveling, seeing new places and visiting family.

She is survived by her husband, Denver R. Green, and her children, Dr. Daniel (Lynne) Green of Elm Grove, Timothy (Sherry) Green of Lititz, Pa., Andrew (Marita) Green of Waukesha, Matthew (Kimberly) Green of Wauwatosa and Dr. Melody Green of Normal. She is the beloved grandmother of Melanie (John), David, Amanda, Seneca (Dan), Lana, Michael, Bryan, Hannah and Samantha, and great-grandmother of James. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Carol (Francis) Schrier; brother, Thomas Burk; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Marjorie (Reeser) Burk; and two sisters-in-law, Illah (Thomas) Burk and Elizabeth Claver.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Cornerstone Church, N6-W31449 Alberta Drive, Delafield. Burial will be one week later on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Princeville Township Cemetery. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a time of gathering and sharing a meal at the Princeville United Methodist Church, 420 E. Woertz Road, Princeville, Ill.

The family is very appreciative of the loving and professional care offered by Waukesha Memorial Hospital oncology department and Seasons Hospice.

Memorials may be given to Cornerstone Church or Seasons Hospice.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.