Age 74, of Holt, passed away June 7, 2011. She was born in Lansing on December 2, 1936 the daughter of Alfred and Myrtle Vermilyea.
Sharon was a life member of Holt United Methodist Church. She loved reading and quilting and she volunteered at Ingham Regional Hospital. Sharon had children in elementary school for 33 years, and served as a foster parent to 42 children over a period of 20 years. She worked at a very young age as a music instructor and professional musician. She also worked as a compositor in the printing industry and she ran Sharon’s Daycare Center out of her home for many years.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and her great-grandson Harper Gibson. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, David Showerman; children, Monica (Glenn) Irby and Mike (Jaye) Showerman of Eaton Rapids; grandchildren, Jarrod Stuttman, Fae Stuttman Gibson, Ian Stuttman, Savannah Irby, and David Charles Showerman; great-granddaughter, Tatum Gibson; brother, Roger (Helga) Vermilyea; nephew, David (Sandra) Vermilyea and their sons Mitchell and Cole; niece, Heidi Vermilyea; and stepmother, Florence Vermilyea.
The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Holt United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Wagner officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will take place in Sebewa Cemetery in Sunfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.