Sharon L. Kohler


Sharon L. Kohler, age 79 of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Collinsville and Troy, IL born December 11, 1933 in Terre Haute, IN, passed away peacefully at 8:40 am on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 surrounded by her children at her home, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Sharon worked as a registered nurse for 10 years and then joined her husband, Harvey, in the family business, H.E. Kohler Builders.  Sharon and Harvey loved to travel.  They traveled Europe and all 50 states, went on an African safari, skied in Austria, and fished for Halibut in Alaska.  She was an avid Cardinal baseball, NFL football, and college basketball fan.  The perfect day for Sharon was shopping, lunch and having a glass of wine with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey E. Kohler, whom she married on October 22, 1960; her parents, Lee and Helen nee Brainer Canter; a brother, Bill Canter; and stepdaughter, Kathy Kohler.

She is survived by her son, Pat (Lisa) Kohler of Maryville, IL; two daughters:  Marcia (Jack) Servies of Honolulu, HI and Christy (Martin) Pocs of Denver, CO; six grandchildren: Brett Carlson, Shae (Katie) Birkey; Laurel (Jeremy) Brooks, Jaxon Servies, Erica and Lara Pocs; and one great grandchild, Brooks Harvey Birkey; three sister and brother-in-laws: Anna (Jerry) McCormick of Huntley, IL, Sandy (Bill) Kohlbrecher of Highland, IL and Tammy (Karl) Carl of St. Jacob, IL, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be 4:30 pm to 8pm Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.  Also visitation 9am until time of funeral Monday morning.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 am Monday, July 1, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles West officiating.  Mausoleum entombment will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, 1 Memorial Drive, Alton, IL 62002 and American Cancer Society, 5 Schiber Court, Maryville, IL 62062.


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