Sharon Kay Kozer (Watkins), age 64, of Hernando, FL beloved wife, formerly of Richland, Michigan, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 19, at her home in Hernando, Florida. She was 64. Sharon, the oldest child of George R. Watkins and Elva Jane Watkins (Gallagher) was born in Olney, Illinois on April 1, 1952. She grew up in Noble, Illinois and graduated from West Richland High School. Sharon attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music in 1973. She went on to teach music for one year in Hume, Illinois. She was married to Curtis M. Kozer in 1975. She then began a successful career with General Motors in Michigan in which she advanced to the position of Manager of Data Base Management for all GM divisions. She retired in 1999 after 18 years of recognized service. Her strength in life came from her faith in Jesus Christ and her family. Sharon was a faithful, active Christian with leadership in the Women's Ministry at Gracespring Bible Church in Richland, Michigan. She was also a valued member of their choir for over 7 years. After moving to Florida, she attended Gulf to Lake Baptist Church in Crystal River, Florida. Psalm 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants". Sharon was preceded in death by both her father and mother. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Curtis: her brother James W. Watkins and wife, Deb, of Marion, IL. 2 Sisters: Lynne Beal and her husband, Matt of Beverly Hills, FL. and Linda Borngasser and her husband, Bob of Crystal River, FL., 2 Nephews: Brett Watkins of McLeansboro, IL, Brian Watkins of Goreville, IL and their families. Sharon had a passion for all types of music, traveling abroad and mostly... spending time with her family and friends. She heroically battled multiple types of cancer for over 7 years without complaint. She was strong and never lost faith in her Lord's plan. Her joyful and indelible spirit helped her to endure medical challenges while encouraging others. No one met her without remembering her smile, laugh and loving nature. The Kozer and Watkins families wish to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, hospital staff and hospice members for the loving care and compassion shown Sharon over the past several years. Those who wish may either send letters of sympathy to the family by mailing them to the funeral home or make online condolences at www.hooperfuneralhome.com. Cremation Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Hooper Funeral Home.