Sharon was born September 15, 1959 in Houston to Waymon and Dorothy (Rutland) Clare. She lived the past 14 years in Rockdale, moving here from Lexington. She enjoyed camping.
On November 20, 1998, she and Thomas Cornelius were married in Rockdale. Sharon was an LVN and had worked at Hennesey Nursing Home in Giddings and the Renaissance Villa in Rockdale. She has been retired the past 7 years.
Sharon passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at her home in Rockdale, reaching the age of 50. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Knippa. Her mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Rutland and a brother, James Lee Forman.
Surviving; Her husband of 11 years, Tom Cornelius of Rockdale. Son, Jeremy Wayne Knippa and wife Zoe of Humble. Granddaughter, Elizabeth Avery Knippa of Humble. Father, Waymon Clare of Caldwell. Maternal grandmother, Mary Todd of Rockdale. Brother, Darrell Wayne Clare of Lexington. Sister, Barbie Elizabeth Banks of Lexington. Also a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Sharon Cornelius were at 2:00 PM Friday, September 10, 2010 at Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington with Rev. Lance Richard officiating.
Visitation was 6PM to 8PM Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the funeral home.