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Meet Your Neighbor

Meet Your Neighbor, Sharon Annegers of rural Stronghurst.

She was born in Poughkeepsi, New York and says, "I was raised an army brat!"

In 1973, Sharon graduated from Dallas City High School and from Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa as a registered nurse in 1988.

She has been employed at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab, in Stronghurst, since 2012 as Director of Nursing and has accepted a new job in Burlington, Iowa.

Sharon was previously was employed as Director of Day Surgery, Pre-op and Treatment Center at WARMC in Bullhead City, Arizona for 7 years, employed as a nurse at BMC for 16 years before traveling as a nurse to Arizona.

Her hobbies are watching her grandchildren play sports, painting ceramics and reading.

Sharon's father was the first male nurse to graduate from the Mercy School of Nursing in Burlington, Iowa. Both parents were nurses. Her mother was also employed as a nurse at Oak Lane.

Two sisters are Cyndi Talbott of Denver, Colorado and Susan Harvey of St. Charles, Missouri. Cyndi is also an RN and Susie is an administrative assistant; three brothers include Wayne, a truck driver living in Burlington, Iowa, Matt is a regional sales person for a lumber company in Richland, Missouri and Raymond is employed for the railroad and lives in rural Gladstone.

Sharon said, "I have three fantastic children, Amanda Bolte of Macomb, Adam of Carthage and Alicia of Stronghurst who have given me 6 great grandchildren.

Their special family vacations consist of getting together as much as possible. Her girls and grandkids always find "dahdah's" house to bake Christmas cookies. It is an all day affair and so much fun for Sharon.

As for the future, "You never know what's in store for you." My motto in life is, "If you can't be positive, then at least be quiet."

My grandmother taught me, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." I work really hard to uphold that.