Sharon Showerman

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.

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Jackie & Ken Smith
June 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Dave and families

We have you in our thoughts.
Sharon will be missed greatly.

Sincere Sympathy
Jackie and Ken Smith

Monica Irby
June 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

There’s really nothing to say. We made sure to say our “I love you forever” in life.

Jenny Anspach Bruyette
June 10, 2011 at 7:52 am

The time you were able to have will be forever precious, a bittersweet time for sadness and celebration of a life lived to the fullest. May all of you know that your friends and family are with you and offering strength.

Kathy and Spooner
June 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

Dave and Family, Thank you for sharing this “precious” woman with us. Sharon was like no other. We feel blessed to have known her. Let alone to have our son be cared for by her. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Darla & Patrick Witgen
June 10, 2011 at 9:43 am

Thank you Sharon for opening your heart and your home to us. We will allways be thankful for your prayers, your smiles and your hugs. Although we called you Grandma you were so much more, you were mother and friend. We will miss you.


(One of the “twins” (as she called us))

Beverly White
June 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I will always remember Sharon as a loving and giving person…I think of her often as i do the whole family..I love you all.

Read family
June 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Thank you Grandma (Sharon) If it wasn’t for you opening your home to me and my sister and teaching us the way life should be if it wasn’t for your love for children who know were we might be to day.. You will always be my grandma. and You will away be my roll model.. your Smile brightens any ones day and your Hugs will be missed. You have ways have open arms. You will be missed but never For gotten.
Carla (curly) Granddaughter
Hunter(great grandson
Kevin(grandson in law) xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxox

Cindi Smith
June 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Sharon, was a very loving and caring person. She will be dearly missed. R.I.P.

Janet Shaw and family
June 11, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Sharon was an awesome person!! She will be greatly missed by my family. I was a foster daughter of hers at age 3 and went through a lot with her help. I had the shingles at a young age in her home as well as a cyst. She treated me with the love and kindness that I never found in another home not even with bio family. I love her so much and will miss her greatly. Thank you both Sharon and Dave for all you have done for me!! I love you both greatly!

Charmaine McDonald Johnson
June 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Dear Monica and family: A soft-spoken, understanding, compassionate woman, capable of filling all the many roles life offered to her. has been given yet another journey to travel. Her spirit remains within the hearts of those who loved her. Sharon is resting in the arms of the angels, as many angels have rested in her arms and under her care.

I was blessed to have known Sharon through her daughter Monica who has been a lifetime friend of my daughter Melani. My entire family joins in praying for peace~for you, Monica, and your loved ones. Our paths in life go different ways, but ultimately they join together again, albeit in sorrow or joy. We celebrate the life of Sharon and what she did for so many. She was loved and respected and there is no other joy a human being can hope for.

Susan Cherry
June 13, 2011 at 7:25 am

I will always be beholden to Sharon and Dave for fostering the Dudonis girls and giving them the love and care that their biological family couldn’t. The girls and their biological family are all blessed that Sharon and Dave were willing to take on the task of raising the girls in a stable and religious environment. The girls are testimony to the love and nurturing that was, and is, Sharon. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Mary Green
June 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Sharon – one of the great pillars of faith of Holt UMC! She was a huge help in my spiritual formation, as I grew up in Holt UMC. Always loved her and Dave – great people, great fun. Enjoyed Bible Studies with them. She will be missed greatly by so many. Prayers and sympathy to Dave and family. Imagine what fun everyone in heaven is having with her there now – wow. Take care – hugs,
Rev. Mary K. Green

john lippert
October 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Dave and family,
sorry to hear about your loss, i have known you and sharon practically all my life and she was a terrific woman–always cared so much about all the neighborhood kids and her own–she will be missed by many..sincere sympathy john lippert.. will try to make services but i dont know if i can

John Mathews
March 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Dave I just happened to find Sharon’s OB .So sorry . I have not been In Lansing area in years.
Elden Keyser pass away this last Jan. 22.
Haven’t seen you’al in years. will try to get to Mich. this year some time and say HI.


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