Sharon E. Pearce, 76, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at her home after hard fought battle with cancer.
She was born December 14, 1942 in Hollansburg, Ohio, to the late Hamilton and Henrietta (Gregg) Martin.
In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Pearce, in 1977, and her siblings, Rev. Emmett Martin, Berneice Schlosser, Denver Martin, Elvan Martin, and John Martin.
Sharon had a light-hearted spirit and enjoyed telling jokes and pulling pranks. She was the life of the party and you could always count on her to put a smile on your face, sometimes at your expense. She loved the outdoors, camping, gardening and canning. Sharon was up before dawn and would work till dark. She was an extremely hard working person. She lived for her family and loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. She played a huge role in the lives of her family and though she has left this earth, her legacy lives on.
Sharon is survived by her children, Dave (Jodi) Pearce of Greenville, Debbie Pearce of New Madison, Brenda Earles of New Madison, and Karen (Kelly) Hunt of Eldorado; her siblings, Irene Saylor of Richmond, Indiana, Victor (Gladys) Martin of Eaton, Ohio, La Dema (Lloyd) McDermitt of Williamsburg, Indiana, Faye Martin of New Paris, Ohio, Esther Shuler of Eaton, Ohio, and Ruth Martin of Cincinnati, Ohio. Sharon also leaves behind her grandchildren, Gary, Andrea, Natalie, Travis and Joel Hunt, Selo, Kyle, Makayla, and Eric Pearce, Ruth, Seth, and Meri Earles; countless nieces and nephews, and her first great grandchild on the way.
A Celebration of Sharon’s life will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Go Ministries, 114 Orchard Street, West Manchester, Ohio, with Pastor Doug Townsend officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.
Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.
The family has entrusted Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus, with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.