Sharon L. Luikart, 61, of Geneseo, died suddenly in Geneseo Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. Funeral services celebrating her life were held Monday, Dec. 21, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael McBride officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sharon Luikart Memorial Fund.


Sharon L. Luikart, 61, of Geneseo, died suddenly in Geneseo Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. Funeral services celebrating her life were held Monday, Dec. 21, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael McBride officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sharon Luikart Memorial Fund.

She was born April 12, 1948, in Geneseo, the daughter of Dale and Margaret (Klingler) Whitaker. She was a 1966 graduate of Geneseo High School. She had been an accountant/tax professional at Carpentier, Mitchell and Goddard, Moline, for 30 years. She later had been employed at Gensoft Inc., Geneseo, and most recently at Strohman Accounting, Geneseo, as a tax preparer. She was of the Catholic faith. She had been active at Richmond Hill Players Barn Theater in Geneseo for many years. She enjoyed reading and loved her cats.

Survivors include a sister and spouse, Diane and Richard Rusk of Geneseo; nephews and nieces and spouses, Ray and Stacey Cotty, Brad and Jamie Cotty, Kristin and Nick Hessler, Mike and Pat Rusk, David and Rhonda Rusk, Lisa and Dennis Johnson and Jason and Andrea Rusk, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.