Sharon Highsmith

Died: Mon., Aug. 10, 2015


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong


Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Aug. 15, 2015
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong


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SHARON E. HIGHSMITH, AGE 76

Sharon E. Highsmith, 76, Oblong, IL passed away Monday August 10, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, from injuries she received in an auto accident.

Sharon was born on November 17, 1938 in Illiopolis, IL and was the daughter of Lawrence O. Montgomery and Ruby E. (Rice) Montgomery. On August 17, 1958 she married Paul Douglas “P.D.” Highsmith, and he survives.

Sharon was retired from First Financial Bank of Oblong, IL. She also worked at Peoples Building & Loan, Crawford County Courthouse, Oblong Oracle, Oblong High School and her first job was at Farmers State Bank in Mt. Pulaski, IL. She graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School in 1956; was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong; a member of LTC Foundation; was an avid reader, bridge player, Wheel of Fortune game player, enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved watching game shows. Her 1974 bowling team won the National Bowling Tournament.

Sharon is survived by her husband, P.D. Highsmith, Oblong, IL; a son and daughter-in-law Brian and Kathy Highsmith, Lindsay, OK; and a daughter and son-in-law Lori and Ron Miller, Plano, TX; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law Larry Lee and Betty Montgomery and Roy and Mary Ann Montgomery; 2 sisters-in-law Ann Rogers-Weathers, Scottsdale, AZ and Sherry Smarik, Phoenix, AZ; 5 grandchildren and spouses Michelle and Keith McCully, Blake and Krystle Highsmith, Garret and Kaycee Highsmith, Taylor Brice and Cassidy Brice; 4 great-grandchildren Blakley and Whitley Highsmith, Ryker McCully and Cole Malone; along with several nephews and a niece.

Preceding Sharon in death were her parents, Larry and Ellen Montgomery and grandson Zach Cantrel.

Celebration of Sharon’s Life service will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the First Christian Church, 206 North Range, Oblong, IL with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7 PM Friday, August 14, 2015 at the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family request expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church of Oblong or to Oblong Children’s Christian Home with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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Donna Ridgway
   Posted Tue August 11, 2015
Lori,
I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God bless all of you.

Kevin and Gina Beam
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
Brian, Blake, Garrett, and families.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family during this time.

Carolene Chapman
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
How do I begin to express my sympathies to Sharon's wonderful family. She was an amazing woman. She was a great bridge player and always so available to bring others so they could participate in the game. She picked my mother (Marie Leonard) up many many times to enable her to continue playing with her bridge group. Sharon, you will be missed by so many people. Our bridge days will not be the same without you there. I know your family will be so lost without you. My heartfelt sympathies to all of you. May God bless your family as you go thru this troubling time.

Phoebe McCrillis Biernbaum
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
To the Highsmith family, so sorry for your loss. Sharon was an amazing woman. I bowled against her a long time ago , she was a very good bowler. I worked for First Financial when we bought Peoples Bldg & Loan out and was able to train them on the teller machines, fun times. I think we laughed more than worked. I just talked to your Mom Friday night at Ying Ching, she looked good and was doing well. Was shocked to hear of her passing. God did receive a angel. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Eleanor Reeder Gaddis
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
P.D. sure you remember me as Jack Reeder's former wife. Being in the sports field I knew you and your wife. Words cannot explain the prayers I bring to you and your family. God Bless!

KAY HIGHSMITH SIEBENECK
   Posted Wed August 12, 2015
PD, LORI, BRIAN & FAMILY,
MY HEART IS HEAVY UPON LEARNING OF SHARON'S PASSING ON MON., AS A RESULT OF INJURIES DUE TO A CAR ACCIDENT. SHE WAS SO GOOD TO SEND ME UPDATES ON THE FAMILY & IT WAS TRULY APPRECIATED; EVEN THOUGH, I DIDN'T KNOW HER VERY WELL PERSONALLY. HOWEVER, DUE TO THE INTERVENTION OF LORI, I WAS ABLE TO MEET A COUSIN I HAD NEVER MET BEFORE & HIS FAMILY. FOR THAT, I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL. PLEASE KNOW OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS FOR YOUR CONTINUED STRENGTH ARE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILY DURING YOUR TIME OF LOSS. REMEMBER, SHARON IS NOW AT PEACE IN HER "NEW" HOME; HER HEAVENLY HOME. LOVE FROM YOUR COUSIN & FAMILY IN FINDLAY, OH.

Aaron and Linda Humes and Family
   Posted Thu August 13, 2015
P.D.,Brian and Lori,
Sharon was such a special lady.. She will be missed greatly, it is wonderful knowing we will all meet in heaven soon.
We love you all and are praying for your family.
In Christ,
Aaron, Linda, Adam, Victoria, Kailey, Cody and Joli Humes

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