Sharon Lynn DiLuvio
February 19, 1942 – April 4, 2018
Sharon Lynn DiLuvio, 76, of Fulton, Missouri passed away on April 4, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1603 Kingswood Drive in Fulton. Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton. The family will receive guests from 5-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 at the church and then again on Monday, April 9 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the services at the church. Sharon was born on February 19, 1942 in Northfork, West Virginia to Robert and Billie Lucille Thomas Muckenfuss who preceded her in death. She was married to John DiLuvio on May 17, 1969 in Hampton, Virginia and he survives. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on August 3, 1971. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Fulton where she was the pianist for Primary children and the Relief Society for many years. She was an avid genealogist who taught classes on genealogy and was able to provide thousands of names to her church and family members. Sharon was also a certified Handwriting Analysist. Along with genealogy, Sharon’s greatest love was traveling and spending time with her family. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Education from Radford University and later received her Master’s Degree in Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She taught school in Hampton, Virginia, New Smyrna Beach, Florida and also locally at Missouri Girls Town. Along with her husband John, she is survived by daughters, Cherie (Cecil) Clark of Fulton, Christina (Devvin) DiLuvio-Winder of Ashland, Missouri, Celeste (Christopher) Williams of Bonner Springs, Kansas and Anna (Phillip) Rosinski of Fulton; brother, Ronald (Jan) Lyons of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; grandchildren, Salvatore (Kelsey), Christopher, Bryan (Courtney), Alix, Nicole, John Phillip, Paris, Paige, Elizabeth, Robert, David and Heidi along with great-grandchildren, Giuliana and Brooklyn. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Thomas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to aid in the research of liver cancer, Hepatoblastoma. Please visit www.addiesresearch.org to donate online or send a check to: Foundation for Addie’s Research, 22358 E. Ida Place, Aurora CO 80015. Addie, a member of the DiLuvio family, succumbed to Hepatoblastoma and was very dear to Sharon.
- Mike Lyons, Pallbearer
- Cecil Clark, Pallbearer
- Christopher Williams, Pallbearer
- Phillip Rosinski, Pallbearer
- Salvatore DiLuvio, Pallbearer
- John Phillip Rosinski, Pallbearer
- Robert Williams, Pallbearer
- John Vanzetti, Pallbearer
- In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to aid in the research of liver cancer, Hepatoblastoma. Please visit www.addiesresearch.org to donate online or send a check to: Foundation for Addie’s Research, 22358 E. Ida Place, Aurora CO 80015. Addie, a member of the DiLuvio family, succumbed to Hepatoblastoma and was very dear to Sharon.
- Family will receive guests Sunday, April 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
Sharon Lynn DiLuvio
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April 10, 2018
I will miss my afternoon phone calls with you, I will miss your advice you gave, even if I didn’t ask. I will miss your stories about growing up in the hills of West Virginia. I will miss the silly things you would do, like peeling the peaches before eating them, and signing us silly songs, such as “How much is that doggie in the window?”, “One eyed one horned flying purple people eater” and “Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?”. And even though our ears would cringe in the early morning hours when you sang, “Good morning to you, you belong in a zoo, you look like a monkey and you smell like one too!” I will miss never hearing you sing that song again. I will miss you laughing so hard you could barely breathe, and your crazy loud sneezes that would scare everyone in the room.
There are so many things that I will miss about you being here on earth, but doing think you will get away from me so easily. I will continue to ask for guidance and strength and I know you will help me through.
Thank you for being my mom.
Daughter #3, Celeste
April 10, 2018
I’m sure you know that a piece of my heart died with you this week, but I know that you will never leave me. Know that we will keep our promise to take care of dad and each other.
You instilled in me the love of a family, and more importantly, taught me how to love. We learned from you that our sisters are our best friends and we should and would love each other whether we wanted to or not. We will all remember to “hug, kiss, and tickle” if we get into an argument with each other, because we know that will eventually be what achieves World Peace. The compassion you had was truly a gift, and even though I could never come close to matching your level of love for others, I will continue to try. Your love for your family will never be forgotten and will carry on in your children and grandchildren.
I liked to joke with you that the greatest most joyous day in your life, was the day I called and said four words, “Mom, you were right”. It wasn’t because I was calling to tell you that you were right about a particular “thing”, you were just simply “right”. At this moment I knew you were proud of the woman and mother I had become. You always had amazing advice for me and it was my choice as to whether or not I headed your words. You never said, “I told you so”, but simply counseled me on the next step. So I say, “Thank you” for putting up with my sassiness!
April 9, 2018
I was there by your side as you took your last breath, just as you where there as I took my first. You will always be a part of me and you made me who I am today. I want to thank you for being my mother and thank you for the things you taught me.
The first thing you taught me was unconditional love. Of course I knew you loved me when I was growing up but the magnitude of your love was not realized until later in my life. I remember the first time I understand the complete, absolute and unlimited love you had for me. This epiphany came to me as I held my first daughter in my arms. At that moment, I felt that I truly understood the love you had for me and my sisters.
You taught me to believe in myself and taught me self worth. The fact that you obtained your Master’s Degree while raising 4 kids was an inspiration to me and gave me the encouragement I needed to achieve my goals. I was always proud to tell people about you and the things that you had done in your life. As a child you told me every day that I was beautiful and smart. You told me I could be the president of the United States if I wanted to be. Well, I don’t want to be the president of the United States. But your faith in me gave me confidence in myself. At 29 years of age with 2 kids at home, and 2 more kids born shortly after, I went back to school and become an RN. I did this with the knowledge and self-assurance you had instilled in me.
Another thing you taught me was the love of music. It did not matter if you could sing like Patti Paige or Betty Davis nor did it matter if you could remember the words, you were always singing.
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed
Soothes the mind and gives it rest
Heals the heart and makes it whole
Flows from heaven to the soul.”
My prayer for you is that God greeted you at the gates of heaven and bestowed upon you the beautiful signing voice of an angel that was always in your heart.
April 6, 2018
To the family of Sharon DiLuvio,
Was so sorry to hear of Sister DiLuvio's passing. Of course we know she served the Lord and he was waiting with open arms for her and now she will no longer feel the pain of our earthly world. Prayers for you all that the Lord will help ease your pain of losing her here on earth with the memories you have of your time spent with her and the knowledge that you will see her again someday. She was always so kind to me. Hugs to all of you
Brenda Hoover Saxe
April 6, 2018
I saw Sharon's obituary in the paper and am sad to hear of her passing. You have my prayers and sympathy.
April 6, 2018