Loving wife and mother enjoyed gardening

Sharon M. Nevins, age 72, of Camdenton, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach.  She was born April 13, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Raymond and Mildred Hansen Reardon.

 On November 17, 1962, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was united in marriage to James P. Nevins, who survives the home.

 Sharon retired from Macon Resources in Decatur, Illinois, as a registered nurse.

 She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie, where she had been active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society and also volunteered with Bible school.  She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi, volunteering to deliver food to needy families during the holidays.  Sharon was also a member of Newcomers and the Lake Bloomers Garden Club.

 Sharon loved living at the lake and always kept herself busy.  She enjoyed gardening and entering her homegrown plants and flowers in the Missouri State Fair, which garnered several awards.

 In addition to her husband, Jim, she is survived by her son, Brett Nevins of Camdenton, Missouri; daughter, Amy Rainey and husband Tracy of Alton, Illinois; five grandchildren, Brandon and Cameron Rainey and Erika, Kayla and Miya Nevins; her sister, Susan Reardon of Asheville, North Carolina; and many other relatives and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelli Susan Nevins on September 23, 2012.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18th, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church with Celebrants Father C.D. “Bo” Ryan and Father Jason Doke officiating.  Graveside services and interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the church.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201.  Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.  Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.