Sharon "Guppy" Litchfield went home to the Lord on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Her service to those in need was an example to all seeking the Lord. She faithfully worked for over 40 years in service to the Church, last helping with the Sacred Heart Sandwich Program. Many homeless people enjoyed her smile and comfort in trying times, and wept at her passing. Upon retirement, she continued to serve the Lord by traveling to Guam to take care of seminarians.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Obituary published by Peoria Journal Star, March 8th, 2014:
PEORIA - Sharon A. "Guppy" Litchfield, 72, of Peoria passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at her residence.
Sharon was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Peoria, the daughter of William and Annastacia Carrigan Milloy. She married Everett L. Litchfield in 1957.
She is survived by her children, Larry (Pam) of Peoria, Dennie Jo Litchfield of Peoria, Lea Ann Russell of Peoria, Keith (Debbie) of Jackson, Mo., Michelle (Mike) Baker of Dunlap, Bernadette (Glen) Morrissey of Peoria and Shannon Maskrey of Peoria; one stepson, Fenelus Marcony; 66 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lois Milloy of Arizona, Joyce Clauson of Peoria Heights and Lou Lowe of Peoria; and one brother, Lyle (Carol) Milloy of Sunnyland.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Thomas A. and Raymond M.; one brother, Vern Milloy; and one great-grandchild, Derek Powell.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and retired from there with 45 years and ran the soup kitchen for the last 10 years.
Sharon helped raise over 200 foster children. She went to Guam for a year and half as a missionary and also spent some time in Mexico doing the same.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Larry Zurek will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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