Marjorie Sharron Fent, 84, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Logan Acres Care Center following complications of a stroke. She was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Union Township, Logan County, daughter of the late Byron D. and Marjorie Mohr Stahler.
She lived in the family home until she married her high school sweetheart, James L. Fent on April 29, 1953, at the Philadelphia Lutheran Church. They celebrated their 50th anniver- sary by repeating their vows in April 2003, and he passed away Sept. 22, 2003. Also preceding Sharron in death was brother, Clinton Stahler, sisters-in-law, Norma Fent and Janet Chambers; and brother-in-law, Carl Chambers.
Sharon was a loving daughter, wife and mother who leaves three daughters, Sharyl (Chuck) Verbsky of Mentor, Lisa (Steve) Kessler of Fairborn and Karen (Greg) Wisse of Bellefontaine; grandchil- dren, David Verbsky and Kathryn Turek, Nicklaus (Gail) Hess, Sarah (John) Franck and Tyler (Diana) Wisse; great-grandchildren, Julia and Nathan Brusky, Taylor Hall and Gatlin and Laken Ridgwell; sister, Cinda (Michael) Hammond of Fairborn; brothers- in-law, Bill Fent and Larry (Beverly) Fent, both of Bellefontaine; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a lifelong member of the Philadelphia Lutheran Church, where she served as an organist and a member of the Ladies Aid Society. She belonged to the Fortnightly Music Club which provided many happy, musical hours. She served as 4-H leader for the Pine Needles sewing club and inspired many future seamstresses. She was a long-time bookkeeper at the former DeGraff Packing Company, Craig’s Elevator in West Liberty, and for 20 years at PK Lumber until her retirement.
Many community members enjoyed cakes baked and decorated by Sharron when she had her home business that flourished from a hobby. She loved baking, cooking, playing the organ and piano, trav- eling and spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed.
Calling is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine. Pastor Cheryl Siegenthaler conducts funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Philadelphia Lutheran Church, 5506 Township Road 201, Bellefontaine, where calling is an hour prior to the service. Burial follows in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Philadelphia Lutheran Church general fund, 5506 Township Road 201, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.