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Sharon Koester, 71, formerly of Edina and Knox City, Missouri, passed away at 8:48 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at her home in Effingham, with her son by her side.
A time of visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, July 6, at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham, with burial to follow in Arborcrest Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Sharon's family to assist in funeral expenses. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Sharon Kay Ervin (Underbrink) Koester was born May 29, 1946, in Paris, the daughter of Ralph and Alice Allen (Roberts) Ervin. She enjoyed fishing, walking, country living and helping others.
Sharon is survived by her son, Eddie Underbrink (Angel Bourgeois) of Effingham; daughter, Christie Koester of Charleston; grandchildren, Nichole Underbrink (special friend, Derek Baker) of Hillsboro, Nicholas Underbrink (special friend, Malea Croy) of Effingham, Nadine Underbrink of Effingham and Chelci (Weston) Chatterton of Council Bluff, IA; great-grandchildren, Miley Beccue, Gannon Beccue, Elijah and Cayson Underbrink, all of Effingham, Ensley Baker of Hillsboro, and Payton and Logan Robertson of Council Bluff, IA.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husbands, Clyde Underbrink and James Koester; stepsons, Wayne and Clyde Underbrink; stepdaughter, Juanita Underbrink; stepgrandchildren, Jackie Ficklin and Kathy Young; and greatgrandchild, Jackson Underbrink.
Published on July 5, 2017
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