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Sharon Kimmons

d. January 18, 2024

Sharon Kimmons, age 85, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024.  She was born January 3, 1939, the daughter of Everett L. and Louise (Wampler) Scehnet.   Sharon married Don L. Kimmons in Decatur on April 5, 1958.

Mourning her passing are a son, Donald Kevin (wife Bernice) Kimmons; daughter, Susan (husband George) Nielsen; grandson, Greg (wife Crystal) Kimmons; two great-grandchildren, Wesley and Taylor Kimmons; sister, Betty Wolverton (husband, Richard); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Don; an infant daughter, Kimberly Sue; her brothers, Ron Scehnet and Dick Scehnet; sisters, Phyllis Stateler and Judy Scehnet.

Sharon was employed by the State of Illinois for 30 years in the Bureau of the Budget, Office of the Comptroller, and the Department of Revenue before retiring in 1999.  After retiring, she volunteered at Lawrence Education Center, Central Illinois Food Bank’s Kids’ Café, Contact Ministries, and was a member of the Menard County Youth Mentoring Association for several years. She was also a member of the Athens Christian Church.

A memorial service will be held at the Athens Christian Church at 10:00 AM on Friday January 26, 2024 followed by a graveside service at the Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens, IL where burial of cremains will be held.  Rev. Shane Baker will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Athens Christian Church or the Central Illinois Food Bank.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Oh,my what a shock to read this, someone please let me know what happened 🙏🏼 so soon after Don’s passing,this is Genes wife Cindy Kimmons I can remember when you all came down to Florida to visit, please some one fill me in about what happened 🙏🙏🏼🙏🤔❤️

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  3. So very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. HEAVEN IS CERTAINLY RICHER. What a lovely lady. She was loved by ALL

  4. Susan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your sweet mother from our earliest days of school together through high school when she often attended school events. Praying for God’s comfort for all of you.

  5. Susan and George and family,, oh how you honored your Mother ,,, and we all prayed and Trusted Our LORD JESUS TO HEAL HER!! And SHE IS HEALED, GLORY TO JESUS!!! Oh how Heaven rejoices at her Homegoing!! DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY!!!! And the sting of death is swallowed up!!! And Your Mother is more alive now dancing on streets of gold!!! For You and Alll your Family we release Grieving Mercies ,,,,mercies of Grace and Love-and comfort and Wisdom for every decision!! What a Special Family and a Beautiful Lady!!!🥰😇🙏✝️

  6. To Sharon’s family…I am so sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing. I worked with her in the Comptroller’s Office. She was a wonderful, caring person and always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I pray your sweet memories of her will bring you comfort.

  7. So sorry to hear about Susan. I didn’t know her well but she was so very sweet. She and Donnie were a sweet couple. I know she will be missed by all of you.

  8. Susan, please forgive me for using your name instead of your mom’s. I had just read Susan Full’s post. I use to know her and had her on my mind when I wrote about Sharon. I’m so sorry.

  9. We were so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. We always remember her and Don’s friendship. To Kevin, Susan and families, please accept our deepest condolences. May God give you comfort and peace knowing she and your dad are together in heaven.

  10. Kevin and Susan, I was so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always such a sweet lady. She always made me feel better after I talked with her. She and your dad were such a nice couple. They never said anything bad about anyone. I will miss them both very much.

  11. Dear Kevin and Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom and dad were such good neighbors of mine and Jim’s way back in the 60’s, wonderful people. They are together again in such a glorious place. Peace and love to you.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of Sharons passing. They were such a neat couple. I have many memories of them as a kid. My dad was Benny Nixon (Everetts step brother) and my mom was Dorothy. Sending hugs and prayers for family and friends. R.I.P. Sharon

  13. i am so sorry to hear about Sharon. She and Don were always such great people in the community. When i was young, they would meet at my parents’ grocery store from work and walk home together. What nice memories..they were wonderful people and will be missed

  14. Sorry to hear about Sharon passing. I worked with Don (Cotton picker) at the Air Guard that was his nick name. And his jet missed him working on it. Sharon would come and see Don in the hanger from time to time she was always a nice lady.

  15. So sorry to hear of the passing of sharon. My wife and I always enjoyed talking with her at the many racetracks we went to. Thoughts and prayers to the Kimmons family. RIP Sharon

  16. So sorry for your loss. May her memories be always on your mind and forever in your hearts!💕

  17. What a great lady!

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