1950 Sharon 2017

Sharon Gordon

August 30, 1950 — May 26, 2017

Bloomington - Sharon M. "Mia" Gordon, 66, of Bloomington passed away at 5:12 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna in Bloomington with Fr. Michael Pica and Fr. Jack Wall officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice Care.
Sharon was born on August 30, 1950 in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of Harry E. and Edith Nork Waugh. She married Richard T. Gordon on May 29, 1971 in Normal, Illinois.
Surviving is her husband, Rich Gordon of Bloomington; daughter, Shelly (Chuck) Fisher of Bloomington; son, Dr. Matthew R. (Jodi) Gordon of Dunlap; grandchildren, Carly, Chase, and Camry Fisher and Alli, Tyler and Katie Gordon; mother, Edith Waugh; sister, Nancy Valenta and niece, Tricia Valenta all of Lisle.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harry E. Waugh; brother, Richard Waugh and her in-laws, Ed and Dorothy Gordon.
Sharon was raised in Riverside, IL. She attended Illinois State University in Normal and earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science Education and a Master's Degree of Science in Early Childhood Education. After working multiple jobs to pay for her entire college education, she married her college sweetheart, Rich.  Sharon then began her 27 year teaching career at Holy Trinity Grade School in Bloomington and continued on to Central Catholic High School, Le Roy High School, and finally spending the final 19 years at Bloomington High School where she retired from there in 2000.  Besides being an excellent Math teacher, Sharon was a devoted coach's wife and mother, helping out in every way possible by providing unwavering support and serving as the family's number one fan!
She was a loving mother raising her children, Matt and Shelly, and took great pride and made great personal sacrifices to become a ‘Granny Nanny' for all six of her grandchildren. Her first grandchild, Carly, struggled to pronounce "Grandma" and affectionately named her "Mia," which she was then proudly known as thereafter to friends and family.
Sharon loved to shop, and would never miss a bargain, a garage sale, and was an expert at hosting her own garage sale.  She also loved to travel especially when she could take a cruise.  Additionally, she loved exercising and staying in shape.  Most of all, she loved her family, grandchildren, and friends, and all who knew her loved Sharon dearly. The family especially wishes to thank her WOW Bible Study Group, the "Sew" Sisters, the ISU 9th Floor Whitten Girls, and all who embraced Sharon with prayers, well-wishes, and outstanding medical care especially including our "Angel" Hospice Nurse Julie to support the MiaStrong cause.
Online condolences and memories of Sharon may be left for the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.


MAY 30. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna
1001 N. Towanda Barnes Road
Bloomington, IL 61705


MAY 31. 10:00 AM (CDT)

St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna
1001 N. Towanda Barnes Road
Bloomington, IL 61705

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