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Dorothy Sharon Lillard Tiemann

Dorothy Sharon Lillard Tiemann, 78, passed away at 8:23 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2022, in her home.

Dorothy Sharon Lillard Tiemann

Sharon was born May 20, 1943, in rural La Grange, Mo., to Jerry Porter and Mary Frances Sharpe Lillard. She was married to Robert Joe Tiemann on Nov. 10, 1960, in Quincy, Ill.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Tiemann, Ewing, Mo.; her sons, Trent Tiemann, Paris, Mo.; and Rodney (Jackie) Tiemann, Philadelphia, Mo.; daughter, Robin (Dave) Graves, Washington, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Wesley (Shawna) Tiemann, Matthew (Caitlin) Tiemann, Laycie (Zach) Kosark, Allison – soon to be Chaney (Tom), Hailey (J.J.) Chatfield, Brace Tiemann, Tanner Tiemann and Tessa Tiemann; nine great-grandchildren, Mesa, Maylee and Merit Tiemann, Declan and Jasper Tiemann, Cayson and Camden Kosark and Jaden and Hadlee Chatfield; brother, Jerry (Sandy) Lillard, Shelbina, Mo.; two sisters, Mary (Roger) Evans, La Grange, Mo.; and Georgia (Rusty) Rothweiler, Monroe City, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.  

Shr was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Thelma Karen Lillard.

Sharon was a graduate of Maywood Elementary School and LaGrange High School.  She accepted the Lord at age seven and grew up in the Maywood Baptist Church.  

Sharon worked for Stanley Home Products for 50 years and became a division manager for the tri-state area. When she was semi-retired, she cleaned houses and her home church (Nelsonville Baptist).

Sharon and her family lived in Monroe City for 10 years and were active members of First Baptist Church of Monroe City.  Sharon served the Lord by being a Sunday School teacher, singing in the choir, leading youth ministries and youth choir, Vacation Bible School, leader for GAs, YWA and WMU.  

She played the piano and organ in all the churches she attended for over 55 years. She started playing the piano at the age of 13. While in Monroe City, Sharon helped start and became co-founder of Birthright.

Sharon enjoyed her remaining years on their farm near Nelsonville, Mo. She loved to garden and work in her large beautiful yard. She was also an active member of Nelsonville Baptist Church. It was a blessing for her to be part of two loving communities and two church families.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m. at the Nelsonville Baptist Church with Jerry Lillard and Kenneth Clair officiating. Burial will be in the Nelsonville Cemetery.  

Pallbearers will be Wesley Tiemann, Matthew Tiemann, Brace Tiemann, Tanner Tiemann, Zach Kosark, J.J. Chatfield and Tom Chaney.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mary Martha Prayer Group, Joe Pettit, Matt Bridgeman, Carl Graves and Gene Schaefer. 

Music will be provided by:  Allison Graves, pianist, playing “In the Garden” and “Great is thy Faithfulness”; Shannon Bright, Amber Neely and Emma Bright, vocalists, singing “Amazing Grace” and a recorded selection, “Thank You” by Ray Boltz.

A reading of “How Do You Live Your Dash” will be recited by Chris Schaefer. 

Visitation will be held Friday, May 6, from 2 p.m. until time of services in the church.

Memorials be made to Nelsonville Baptist Church or to Community Loving Care Hospice.

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