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September 19, 2022
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Sharon Elaine Davis, 81, of Decatur, Illinois was born to Helen and Forrest (Red) Davis on July 30, 1941,
in Deland, Illinois.
Her and her family moved many times in her younger years and finally settled in and around
Shelbyville, Illinois where she graduated from high school at Shelbyville High. Her and her first husband,
Fred Matsch, had two sons, John and Wesley. She later married Rodger Sherrill and became a stepmom
to his two daughters, Beth and Jennipher.
Sharon was a hard worker and worked outside of the home her whole life. She worked at the G.E. Plant
in Decatur, Illinois for several years and her last job was as a union painter for the University of Illinois.
Her husband Rodger gave her the nickname of “Tuffie” and was she ever tough! After retirement in
2007, she moved from Champaign to Decatur to help take care of her ailing parents, where she bought a
“fixer-upper” house and totally remodeled it herself, inside and out. Sharon loved gardening and
landscaping and her garden at her Decatur home was featured on the Master Gardeners Garden Walk in
She was proceeded in death by her parents; late husbands Fred Matsch and Rodger Sherrill; nephew
Toby Morse; and, sister-in-law Kathy Davis.
She is survived by sons John Matsch and Wesley (Jeannine) Matsch, all of San Diego, California; step
daughters Beth Sherrill and Jennipher Sherrill (both of Florida); seven granddaughters, three great
grandsons and one great granddaughter (all of California); one step great grandson of Florida; sisters
Annabelle (Lyle) Hutchens of Salem, Missouri, Ginnie Mae (Bob) Robison of Zephyrhills, Florida and
Joyce (Keith) Smittkamp of Decatur, Illinois; and, brothers George (Barb) Davis of Cowden, Illinois and
Don Davis of Decatur, Illinois, and many many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.
A private memorial will be held at a later date for her family. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be
given in her name to: ALS Association National Office, 1300 Wilson Boulevard. Arlington, VA. 22209