Sharon L. Smith

June 01, 1944 ‒ December 06, 2019

Ontario, Ohio

ONTARIO: Sharon L. Smith fought the good fight and finished her race.  A faithful, lifelong Christian, Sharon passed away Friday evening, December 6, 2019 at Crystal Care Nursing Center in Mansfield, following an extended illness.  She was 75.

The daughter of Everett C. and E. Vera (Whetsel) Frye, Sharon was born June 1, 1944 in Mt. Vernon where she graduated from Mt. Vernon High School.  Sharon continued her education at the Mansfield School of Nursing, where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.

Working as a nurse for Mansfield General Hospital, many would say, “God called her to be a nurse.”  She had the special gift of attentively caring for others.  Outgoing and self-assured, Sharon had a knack for taking charge, and served others with confidence.

She enjoyed reading and shopping.  Years ago, Sharon and her husband, Stewart, had enjoyed bowling in leagues both at Lex Lanes and Park Lanes.  Over the years, Sharon amassed quite the collection of Beanie Babies and collected all things Pink Panther.

She was a member of Community Bible Church.  Christ was always first in Sharon’s life.  Even through a lifetime of battling physical ailments, her faith never wavered.  She will be remembered as a faithful believer, and a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma who was caring and fun.

She is survived by her husband Stewart Smith of Ontario; daughters Vicki L. (Jerry) Williamson and Cathy A. (Joe) Brickner; grandchildren Jennifer L. (Derrick) Zingery, Jeremy E. (Becky) Williamson, Sarah A. (Dustin) Kuipers, and Jessica M. Brickner; great grandchildren Josiah, Weston, Sileas, Jaxson, Makayla, and Maverick; special friends Jen and Dave McWhorter and their sons Timothy and Alex, as well as Lois and Don Keiter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sharon’s family will receive friends Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 3-6 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Community Bible Church may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Stew, I loved her so much, I watched you love her from the beginning of your courtship!!! She is free from illness & pain rejoicing and worshipping her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. Our prayers are with you,
    Love you,
    Bill & Joan Thurber

  • Stew,
    So sorry for your loss and glad for her end of physical pain. She was a special lady to us. Her orneriness and quick wit will be missed immensely. I loved her conversations and her love of life.

  • Stew,
    So sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers for your comfort.
    Sharon was such an amazing lady, I always loved to see her and mom together laughing and enjoying life.
    Love and prayers,

  • Sharon will be missed by so many. Jack remembers the good times at the trailer court and I when I joined Community. Through the years we became good friends and workers for the kingdom. We’re so thankful God placed you both in our path those many years ago. May God continue to give you and your family peace & comfort in the coming days ahead. We love you.

  • It was a pleasure caring for Sharon through her chronic medical issues. Stew, you were a remarkable care giver. I am glad that her suffering has ended. Prayers to the family.

  • Sharon was a doll. I absolutely loved talking to her and hearing her nursing stories. She was a fine example of living gracefully and fully. She will be sorely missed by so many. Tony and I send our love and prayers during this time of loss. A mighty lady of God has went home to be with her Savior.

  • Stew, So sorry to hear about Sharon, she always had a great smile and was full of kindness to our family. She will be missed but we’ll see her again in heaven. God knew when it was time to give her the ultimate healing!

  • I am very sorry for your loss. Sharon was a very important and loved lady in our church and community.

  • Stew, so sorry for your loss. We have such good memories to hold onto in this life of Sharon. Looking forward to the day we see her again. The Lord be with you and give you comfort during this time. She was a very special lady. 🙏💕🙏

  • Dear Stew, So sorry for your loss and the loss of my special friend from the start. I will always carry her in my heart. Sending prayers your way for comfort and strength for she was a great person and great friend.

  • To the Smith Family,
    Sharon was considered one of the best nurses Mansfield General had practicing. Sharon was so kind and concerned for her patients. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for Sharon’s passing.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • I will always remember how graciously Sharon tolerated her medical trials due to her faith in Jesus. Stewart, you were always such a supportive and loving husband. I know how much Sharon will be missed. Sorry I wasn’t available to take care of her. Dr. Frantz