Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


June 18, 2014

Sharon Lee Driggers

Sharon Lee Driggers, age 61 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday evening, June 15, 2014, at the Hospice Comfort House of Pella.

Sharon was born Jan. 15, 1953, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Gilbert Campbell and Maxine Lois (Couey) Dudley.

Growing up, Sharon lived in many places. She attended and graduated Catholic school. After high school, she graduated from cosmetology school in Omaha, Nebraska, where she owned her own salon for a short time.

Sharon was always a hard worker and worked various jobs while raising her family. During her time in Knoxville, she worked for the Knoxville Hospital in the dietary department and she also had worked as a welder at Vermeer Manufacturing.

Sharon appreciated the arts, and had a passion for music. She loved to read, take care of her pets, and cook for her loved ones. She was an avid sports fan and was especially fond of football; she was a loyal Green Bay Packer and Hawkeye fan. For all who knew her, she will be remembered for her smile and sense of humor. She loved to laugh and her family has numerous memories of her excellent practical jokes.

Sharon is survived by her children, Ken (Lisa) Driggers of North Carolina, Tara (Jason) Overmyer of Des Moines, Leah Driggers and Matt Edwards of Knoxville and Dani Driggers and Keoni Baxter also of Knoxville; seven grandchildren, Cameron, Jacob, Justin, Jerzye, Bradon, Marek and Bristol; one sister, Teri Fenimore of Utah and one brother, Ted Dudley of Bonita Springs, Fla. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Gil and Maxine Dudley and one brother, Mike Dudley.

Sharon’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of life was held Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Celebrate Community Church of Knoxville.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for Sharon’s family to help with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent to The Winfield Funeral Home of Knoxville is helping Sharon’s family with services.

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