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Debra "Debbie" Sharp

March 11, 1956 — April 13, 2023



Surrounded by her loving family, Debra “Debbie” A. Sharp, 67, of Knoxville, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Debbie was born on March 11, 1956 in Galesburg. She was the daughter of William “Bill” and Elbirdie “Birdie” (Justice) Sharp. Debbie is survived by her husband of over 40 years, James Parlier of Knoxville; her mother, Birdie of Gilson; sons, Nic Sharp (Roger) of Peoria and Zac (Shannon) Sharp of Knoxville; her two loving grandchildren, River and Sophia; siblings, Marty Sharp of Maquon, Lisa (Randy) Hahn of Gilson and Bobby Glasco of Elida, OH; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill.

Debbie loved her flowers and being outdoors. She enjoyed watching the hummingbirds, baking, crafting and crocheting. Above all, it was the time spent with her family that she treasured the most. Her grandchildren were the apples of her eye. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who will be missed dearly.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with his arrangements. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through



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