Sharen M. (Naslund) Love

May 29, 1947 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 74)


Sharen M. Love, 74, of Joplin, MO, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO. Cremation has been accorded. A private family burial of the cremated remains will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge, IL.  A public celebration of life ceremony will follow on Friday, June 10th at 6:30pm at Faith Family Church 12811 US Route 150 in Orion, IL. 


The former Sharen M. Naslund was born May 29, 1947, at Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo, IL, 6 minutes after her twin sister, Karen, surprising both her parents, Robert E. and Alda E. (Munson) Naslund. She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1965.  Sharen was a cheerleader in high school for the Cambridge Vikings, a rival team of her future husband, Larry, who happened to play football for the neighboring Orion Chargers. 


She was married to Larry H. Love on June 12, 1965, at Cambridge Methodist Church.  Larry passed into the arms of Jesus on November 5, 2021.  Sharen was in Christian ministry with Larry for 51 years.  In 2004 they co-founded Eagles Rest Ministries in Joplin, MO.  During their time on earth, Sharen and Larry dedicated their lives to preaching and teaching the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.  Sharen’s favorite Bible verse and life verse was Matthew 5:16, which is exactly how she lived her life each day with kindness as a shining example for all who knew her.  Sharen dearly loved her family and loved visiting and spending time with them.  She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. 


Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Scot and Susan Love, Jonathan and Melanie Love, two grandchildren, Tyler and Reagan Love all of Pittsburgh, PA, one step granddaughter, Danielle (Brian) Tursi, two step great-grandchildren, Sophia and Wyatt Tursi all of San Antonio, TX.  Other survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Christian Smith, Dubuque, IA, Ann and Greg Davis, Springfield, IL, five nephews, Terry and Keith (Lisa) Samuelson, Orion / Lynn Center, IL, Matthew and Nathan (Yesenia) Davis, Joel Smith, two nieces, Rebecca (Dave) Kinzer, Lisa (Keith) Samuelson, two great-nephews, Alex and Charlie, and two great-nieces, Ann Marie and Maria.  Her parents preceded her in death.  Online condolences may be expressed at


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Celebration of Life
June 10, 2022

6:30 PM
Faith Family Church
12811 U.S. Highway 150
Orion, IL 6i273

Private Interment

Rosedale Cemetery
1200th St. at Timber Ridge Road
Cambridge, IL 61238

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