Loving mother and grandmother, Sharon Byers-Pepper, 65, of Weirton, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at her home. Born July 12, 1945 in Steubenville, OH, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Byers, Jr. and Loma Burkey Byers. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a reference aide at the Mary H. Weir public library. She was known by most as an avid local historian and genealogist. Her passion for history lead her to serve as a past Chairman of the Weirton Historic Landmark Commission and was fundamental in the publishing of "The History of Weirton". She also served as a past County Council PTA President and member of other PTA and PTSA groups for which she hosted talent shows at Weir High and Oak Glen high school to support local scholarships. Her baking and cooking talents were well known, especially her homemade jams and jellies. As a determined life-long learner, she had recently completed her undergraduate course work for a Business Organization degree. Sharon was a 50+ year member of the Cove Presbyterian Church. Sharon is survived by her son Robert Pepper; daughter Shana Pepper both of Weirton and grandchildren Brooks and Ryan Pepper. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Additional visitation will be held Saturday from 10 until the 11AM funeral services at the Cove Presbyterian Church with Reverend Dr. Ed Rudiger officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062 or Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114-2000.