Sharon R. "Mickey" Thurmes
Age 85, of Stillwater, passed away on June 25th peacefully at home. Mickey was born on February 15th, 1937 in Pekin, Illinois to parents H. R. and Evelyn McGarvey. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1959 with a degree in Chemistry and worked on the team at Knorr Foods that invented dried soup. She married Leon J. Thurmes of Fairfax, MN on May 21st, 1960. After a brief stay in La Grange, Ill. they moved to Stillwater in 1962. They had three children, Linda J. Perkins (Dale) of Astoria, OR, David H. (Shelly) of Thornton, CO and Daniel L. (Ann Marie) of Stillwater. In 1976 she started her real estate career for Grant Land Company which showcased her personality and professionalism. She was proud to wear the yellow Century 21 jacket and finished out her career at Realty World Pauly and Johnson helping countless people fulfill their dreams of purchasing a home. In her spare time she loved playing bridge and growing tomatoes. After retirement she enjoyed relaxing with her dogs Mac and Mocha at her home overlooking the St. Croix River. Many thanks to the caregivers who helped her over the past 9 years. Sharon is preceded in death by her husband, Leon, and survived by sisters, Diane Griffin (Bill) and Sue Kyle (Doug, deceased) of Pekin, Illinois along with grandchildren Cortney, Nicole, Tyler and Alexa. Please join us for a gathering on Tuesday July 26th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center at 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard West, Stillwater.