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Sharon Lee Martin, 81, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Born on September 6, 1937 in Elgin, IL the daughter of Herbert and Eleanor (Kellman) Payne. Graduate of Harlem High School. Sharon was a buyer for D.J. Stewart & Co for over 40 years.
Survived by her son, Leo (Donna) Martin, Jr. of Rockford; daughter, Linda (Jeff) Kenagy of Rockford; sister, Terry (Ernie) Burge of Roscoe; brother, John (Candy) Payne of Franklin, TN; grandsons, Chris Martin and Bryan (Beth) Kenagy; granddaughters, Tashana Martin and Jennifer (Tim) Nutt; great-grandchildren, Austin ,Alison, Andy & Axel Nutt, Aiddan, Lauren, & Emily Kenagy; niece, Sarah (Rob) McGlynn; and nephews, Mike (Melissa) Payne and Matt (Kara) Payne. Special thanks to Lynn & Tobi Haller and Vernice Glenn & Family and to Rosewood Care Center for their loving care. Predeceased by parents and longtime companion, Tony Bianchi (October 2016).
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave, Rockford with Reverend Howard Barch. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the chapel prior to the service. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. To share a memory or send an online condolence, visit

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  1. Audrey Moser

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. She was a kind and caring woman. She will be missed by all that knew her. 🙏

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