Sharon Louise (Kent) Dauer “Mamaw”
July 06, 1950 ‒ November 19, 2016
Sharon Louise (Kent) Dauer, “Mamaw”, 66, of Westerville, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. She was surrounded by family and friends throughout her journey.
She was born July 6, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Gordon Keith Kent, Sr. and Garnette Estal (Faulkner) Kent. Due to her parents’ health, Sharon grew up quickly and began taking care of them when she was 9 years old. By age 12 she could balance a checkbook and was taking an active role in the raising of her siblings. Her family credited summers with her Granny in West Virginia to prepare her for this responsibility. Sharon was a natural born caretaker.
Sharon graduated from Lindon McKinley High School in 1968.
Not long after graduation she married David M. Dauer on April 12, 1969 at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Westerville; the first couple married in the second church. That day didn’t just mark the beginning of their marriage, it also began a 47-year membership to the Church in Westerville. She was a devoted parishioner who taught CCD classes and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.
After the kids left the house, she worked as an administrative assistant for the City of Westerville Water Department for over 14 years, retiring in 2008.
Sharon was very proud of her family heritage and passionate about genealogy. A major accomplishment was tracing her lineage to the Mayflower. In fact, by her tireless efforts she was able to crack the code which enabled her to discover she had five grandparents on the boat that changed history. She was a devoted member of The Descendants of the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Societies of: First Families, Civil War Families, Settlers and Builders, and Century Families for the State of Ohio, Gallia County and Lawrence County. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 171 and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Westerville Council 5776.
Her family will remember her as a fantastic cook who loved using fresh items from her vegetable garden. Her homemade pizzas were just one of her many specialties. Sharon also crocheted blankets for the kids and grandkids and enjoyed scrapbooking, documenting the growth of the family through photos.
Her children know her as an amazing, compassionate, generous woman, who handled everything with extreme dignity and grace.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 47 years, David Michael Dauer; their children Annette Louise Ramos, Donna Michele Newell and her husband Tony, and David Michael Dauer II and his fiancé Ashley L. Wilson all of Westerville; six grandchildren Teresa Louise Ramos, Christopher Michael Newell, Daniel Johnathan Newell, Mandolyn Michele Newell, Paige Elizabeth Dauer, and Piper Nichole Dauer; her brother, Gordon Keith Kent II and his wife Billie Jeanne of Stockport, Ohio; her sister, Kathie Christine Evans and her husband Gary of Johnstown, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call on the family on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 2-6 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 28 at 10:30 am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville with an additional hour of calling from 9:30 am until the Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lockbourne.
Contributions in Sharon’s memory may be made to National Parkinson’s Foundation, Ohio at http://www.centralohioparkinson.org/ and click the “Donate” tab on the top right of the page.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Dauer family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.