Sharon Weaver, 81


Sharon B.E. Weaver, 81, of Donnellson, died at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation in Taylor Springs.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 8, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, located at 201 S. Main Street in Sorento. The funeral ceremony will follow at noon with Pastor Ray Snider officiating. Interment will follow the ceremony at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.

Mrs. Weaver was born April 8, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of Raymond and Bertha Esther (Lawrence) Bagus.   She  married Hoyt Eugene Weaver on May 16, 1964, in Chicago, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1998.

A graduate of Jones Commercial High School in Chicago, she graduated from Calumet College with her bachelor’s degree in education.  She went on to teach computer science at Ivy Tech in Valparaiso, IN. 

When she and her husband relocated to central Illinois, she began teaching at Graham Correctional Center, where she would retire from after more than ten years of service.  She loved her job and always treated the inmates with compassion and respect. 

A longtime member of the Panama Methodist Church, she was a talented quilter and loved sewing and scrapbooking.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by her children, Sheryl (husband Mark) Reynolds of Sorento and Jeff Weaver of Springfield; grandchildren, Mark (wife, Errin) Reynolds, Jr., Matthew (wife Laura) Reynolds, Jannel Wood and Zachary (wife, Kaylee) Weaver; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Jerome Bagus of Palatine and Lillian (husband Kenneth Skahn) Bagus of Aspers, PA; special nephew, Adam Bagus and a great-niece and a great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or Salvation Army, 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314. Visit to share memories of Mrs. Weaver or to offer condolences to her family.