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Sharon Lee Horney

November 20, 1939 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 81)


URBANA, IL-  It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon Horney(Burgin) announce her sudden passing on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the age of 81.


Sharon was born in Urbana in 1939 to Neil and Helen (Barcus) Burgin.  Sharon married Roy E. Poll, Jr. in 1955 and they would go on to have four children:  Steven Poll of Savoy, IL, Chris Poll of Urbana, Robert Poll of Urbana, and Randy Poll (deceased).  Sharon later married Robert Horney in 1971 and he preceded her in death in 1997.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, son Randy, and grandson Damon.  Survivors include her sons, Steve, Chris and Robert, 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a brother, Jeff Burgin(Rhonda) of Sidney, IL, a stepsister, Lucinda Collins of St. Joseph, IL and a stepbrother, Mack Self of St. Joseph, IL.


Sharon lived in Mississippi for some time and she lived in Memphis, Tennessee where she and her husband Robert owned and operated a travel agency.  She and Robert enjoyed their years in Memphis where they met and became good friends with many up-and-coming musical artists.  When Sharon returned to Urbana she worked for Adams Memorials in Champaign for quite some time.  The majority of her life was spent in Urbana where she enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her two beloved cats Sugar and Tootsie.


Sharon was a three-time breast cancer survivor.  She always remained positive during her struggles with cancer and kept her positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor during those times.  She loved sewing, crossword puzzles, and interior design but most of all she loved being a grandma.


A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL.  Visitation will occur two hours prior to the celebration of life from 10:00AM-12:00 Noon.  Burial will follow at Stanton Friends Cemetery in St. Joseph, IL.







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