Sharon Heilman, 80, of Kenton, passed away at 6:35 a.m. Friday June 7, 2019, at her residence.
She was born July 16, 1938, in Delaware County, to the late J. Ray and Opal Sager Parrott. She married Max Benjamin Heilman on Dec. 27, 1959, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2018.
Sharon is survived by her five children, Marsha (Mark) Watkins, Marlene (Greg) Jolliff, Doug (Christine) Heilman and Mindy (Joey) Osborn, all of Kenton, and Marian (Paul) Gelpi of Dublin; 16 grandchildren, Trent (Lacey) Watkins, Graham (Tiffany) Watkins,,Olivia Watkins, Ashley Jolliff, Jacob Jolliff, Jarrett Jolliff, Daryk,Heilman, Devin (Amanda) Heilman, Darion Heilman, Danyel Heilman, Curtis,(Trisha) Morris, Cassie (Devin) Hollis, Carrie Morris, Calyn Morris,,Kirsten Osborn and Lily Osborn; two great-grandchildren, Brayson and Trace; her brother, Jim (Betsy) Parrott; and her sisters, Marcy (Howard) Shepherd, Joan (Harold) Howison and Marilyn Arn.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Elwood Parrott; and her sisters, June Griffith and Eileen Parrott.
Sharon was a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she earned her teaching certificate and taught for two years, before becoming a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Kenton, where she was involved in the United Methodist Women’s group, Elizabeth Circle and Chancel Choir, and was a Sunday School teacher for 60 years.
She served on the Hardin County Hospice Board and Mistletoe Ball Committee, and was a member of the Hardin County Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, Minerva Literary Guild, the Revolutions Trio and a had been a 4-H adviser for Goshen Girls.
A funeral service begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the First United Methodist Church, Kenton, with Pastor Jonathan Hanover officiating. Burial is in McKendree Cemetery, Hardin County. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home, Kenton, and at the church an hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Kenton and to the Hardin County Community Foundation.
Express condolences at www.stoutcrates.com.