Sharon M. Neill, 77, of North Platte, NE, died Friday, October 25, 2013, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Sharon was born June 19, 1936, at Tecumseh, NE to Alex and Clara Evelyn Glombitza Goracke. She grew up around the Beatrice, NE area and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1954.
On November 12, 1954, Sharon married Robert William Neill in Lincoln, NE. They lived in Kearney and Broken Bow, NE before moving to North Platte in the late ’50’s. Sharon worked in the office at Memorial Hospital, the University of Nebraska Extension Office and later in the County Assessor’s Office at the Lincoln County Court House from which she retired. Following her retirement, Sharon and Bob headed South for the winters and traveled extensively.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Moose and Eagle Auxiliaries. Sharon was also active in a camping club, the Rock and Mineral Society and the Callahan Cancer Center Survivors’ Painting Class. She liked sewing and water color painting. Sharon also enjoyed gardening, camping, rock collecting and spending time with her dogs.
Survivors include her children, Robert Neill, of Denver, CO, Debbie (Rick) Hamilton, of Odgen, IA, Judy Golden, of Charles Town, WV, and Lisa (Mike) Campbell and Melinda Tyler, all of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Lindsey and Myla Neill, Katie and Lexi Hamilton, Clara Golden, Derek Campbell, Megan Campbell-Hazen and Jaimen Campbell; two great-grandchildren, Leah and Gavyn Hazen; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her parents, Alex and Clara Goracke.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore with Pastor D. Robin Storer officiating. Burial will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Animal Rescue of Kindness (A.R.K.) in North Platte. Condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements.