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Sharon L. Clodfelter

April 1, 1939 — August 7, 2023

Rock Island, Illinois

Sharon L. Clodfelter, 84, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Monday, August 7, 2023, peacefully in her sleep at home.

Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established in Sharon’s memory.

The former Sharon Lee Sears was born April 1, 1939, in Moline, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Fern (Reed) Sears.   She retired from the Joint Munitions Command at the Rock Island Arsenal, where she worked for many years.

Sharon had an adventurous soul and loved poetry, art, and avant-garde films.  She was also a big fan of Greta Van Fleet and Harry Styles. 

Sharon is survived by two daughters, Shayleen Crausby of Rock Island, and Karla Clodfelter of East Moline; her beloved grandson, Drew Jarding of San Diego, California; and brothers, Gerald Sears of Geneseo, and Bruce Chidester of Denton, Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jim Sears.

The family invites friends to share stories and condolences at


“Everyday is Mother’s Day”

She is different things to different people;

A simple friend to me;

Her emotions are based on blood;

Just not her own;

For her, life has three purposes;

Two beautiful daughters and her Drew;

Their safety, their love, their happiness;

That is what matters in her world;

After all, for her, everyday is Mother’s Day.

   -----   Steve L. Varner

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