Sharon Marie (Ridenour) Dodds

February 01, 1950 ‒ April 19, 2020

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Sharon Marie (Ridenour) Dodds, age 70, of Bellville passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital surrounded by her family.

The only daughter of Bill and Helen (Frech) Ridenour, Sharon was born February 1, 1950, in Mansfield and graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1968.  She retired from General Motors in 2007 after working 32 years.  It was there that she met John Dodds.  The two married August 23, 1980, and would have celebrated 40 years together.

Sharon was passionate about her family, friends, and gardening.  Her family was her priority.  She ALWAYS attended her kids and grandkids games, and could be heard cheering them on from a mile away.  Her family knew that they always had her support.

Sharon and John were pretty much inseparable.  The two enjoyed spending time vacationing in Florida with her parents, traveling to Idaho to see her son and his family, and relaxing at their Pennsylvania cabin with their dog Maggie.

Patriotic, she was so proud of her son’s service in the Air Force.  Sharon was an active member of the Bellville American Legion Post #535 and Bellville AmVets Post #43.  This is where she enjoyed her many friends.

Sharon kept her gardens and landscape in pristine condition.  She was known for, and could be seen, tending to her beautiful landscaping and roses.  She even earned the 2015 Mansfield Garden Club Award!  She was so proud.

Sharon will forever be missed by her family, including her husband John Dodds of Bellville; son Scott (Lee) Snyder of Grand View, Idaho, daughter Angela (Edmund) Waite of Bellville; grandchildren TJ (Mandi), Allyson, Dylan, and Chase; parents Bill and Helen (Frech) Ridenour of Bellville; brothers Randy (Toni) Ridenour of Galena and Billy (Karen) Ridenour of Bellville; mothers-in-law Gifta Snyder and Jean (Stivison) Dodds both of Bellville; sister-in-law Nancy (Randy) Amstuz of Loudonville; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Pete (Ester) Frech and Charles (Bertran) Ridenour, and father-in-law John Dodds, Sr.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting her family with cremation services.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, her family will have a celebration of life later this summer.

Memorial contributions in Sharon’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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  • I was so heart broken to hear of Sharon’s passing. My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Missing another great classmate.

  • John,

    Our hearts are so heavy for you and your family. Sharon was a beautiful woman inside and out. You are in our prayers.

    Much love,
    Mike and Lisa Dulin

  • Bill and Helen,

    Mike and I are terribly sorry for your loss. Our hearts are heavy for you all. You are in our prayers.

    Much love,
    Mike and Lisa

  • My heart goes out to John, Bill, Helen and the rest of her family. Sharon was a beautiful person inside and out. Always kind and always talking about her family! She definitely adored them. Praying for you all as you go through this difficult time. Much love to you! She will be greatly missed ❤

  • Angie, your mom was like another mom keeping me in line! I will be forever grateful for that! Her house was open to everyone and you always felt like part of the family. Love you dear friend.

  • You all are in our thoughts and prayers!! Sharon was a beautiful person!! Much love to you all.

  • My deepest condolences to John and family. She was such a happy and caring person. She will be greatly missed

  • With are sincere sympathy for you and your family she was a joy to be around Thinking of you all Danny and Becky Fry and Family

  • My heart is heavy to loose a friend and class mate. I will cherish the times we spent together and all the fun we had. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Her memory will live in all of those she touched.

  • John, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Sharon’s loving smile and laugh will be greatly missed.

  • John, Helen and Bill and family.
    I am so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sharon is a great lady she will be miss by all

  • John, Paul and I are so very sorry for your loss! Sharon was so fun to work with. She will be missed by anyone that had the pleasure to know her. Sending prayers to you and your family.
    Paul and Diana Slone

  • John, Helen and Bill my deepest condolences to you and your family. Sharon was a wonderful person and always enjoyed life. Prayers and hugs to you all.

  • We are so sorry for your loss.One of my favorite classmate ,always had a smile. Sharon will be sadly missed You are in our hearts!!!!! Love Carolyn & Kelson

  • We are sorry for your loss, Sharon will be greatly missed. Many prayers and much love sent to the entire family.

  • John, Bill,Helen,Angie,Scott,and the rest of Sharon’s family. You have my deepest sympathy. I looked forward to our fun time at the beauty shop on Wednesday mornings. She was special. She sure loved all her family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mark & Stacey Weyhmeller

    John, Scott and Angie ,
    We are so saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing so suddenly. She was an amazing and kind hearted woman. Our hearts go out to your family.

  • My deepest sympathy at this difficult & sad time. Prayers for the family. May God wrap his loving arms around the family & give them strength. I always enjoyed working with Sharon.

  • Dear Family,
    Sharon was a very SPECIAL LADY. I knew her from our Wednesday morning Beauty Shop appointments. I always looked forward to my appointment, because I knew she would be there. I will really miss those times of laughter. She LOVED her family!
    I will keep you all in my Prayers.

  • Dear John. I’m Carl’s sister who met you at the legion after the Halloween parade. I remember Sharon as a charismatic and kind person. I remembered her from high school. Great smile and personality. She was endearing to me that night. My deepest condolences to you and your family. She will be missed. She said such kind words to me that night that touched my heart. I won’t ever forget her and am very grateful I could see her that night. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Our deepest condolences to Sharon’s family.
    Thinking of you and lifting all of you in prayer at this difficult time.

  • Words cannot begin to express the sorrow we feel for such a profound loss of your beloved Sharon. Love is a bond that cannot be broken , may her love and light live on in each one of you. Sending our deepest sympathies at this most difficult time.

  • Sorry for your loss John God just got a beautiful angel I pray for you and your family to get you through this difficult time RIP Sharon you will be sadly missed my heart goes out to all of you Cheryl Gaddis

  • Sending our sincere sympathy to the Dodds family. May God put His arms around each of you and entire family and give you peace,love, and healing in the days ahead. Paul and I are Kyle and Ashley’s grandparents.
    Our love and prayers
    Paul and Peggy Ludwig

  • John we will all miss Sharon very much. We had so much fun Thinking of you & all the family

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of Sharon. Deepest condolences to you and the family . Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time

  • Johnny and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and if there is anything I can do, please call. Hugs and prayers.

  • Johnny and family, I just learned of Sharon’s passing. So very sorry for all of you. I was thinking of you not long ago, wondering if you visited The Villages, FL this year. Hugs and Prayers……Sandy Dodds Smith

  • John and Ridenour Family,

    Our deepest sympathy . Love and prayers for all of you.
    I have many memories from growing up with the Ridenour family.

  • Cousin Johnny,
    My deepest sympathy to you and the family at Sharon’s passing. Blessings and prayers as you go through this time of sadness and loss🙏🏻

    Karen (Dodds) Vose

  • So sorry to hear about Sharon. She was a lot of fun and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • John,
    I just found out about Sharon’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family! You were the best neighbors ever!!
    The Stoodt Family

  • Snyder, Dodds families and Bill and Helen Ridenour,

    I am so sorry for your loss of Sharon. I didn’t know her well, but I always admired her beautiful yard and how well she took care of it. Their home always looked so homey with the holiday decorations. She will be missed by many. Please know that I care.

  • John and family, we were so sad to learn of Sharon’s passing. Such a beautiful person who blessed so many with her time, talent, caring ways and fabulous sense of humor. We were so lucky to have grown up together. May all your fond, happy memories and God’s love carry you through this difficult time.

  • Sharon was a wonderful person and a super employee on her job at GM!! She was beautiful inside and out! She will be greatly missed!! John, you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers!!
    Kathy & Don Wilson

  • Bill and Helen Ridenour and family,

    We are so sorry by the passing of your daughter. “God Bless” you and your family. We send our sincere condolences to you both.
    We didn’t know your daughter personally but we sure have known you both for years.
    So, so sorry !!!!

  • John, So sorry for the passing of Sharon. I know you will miss her so much. Jeff passed two years ago and it’s and there are days I miss him so much. Jeff thought so much of you and Sharon. Please take care of yourself and you will be in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Heaven gained a beautiful Angel. Sharon, you will be missed. Jeffrey Fry and I send our condolences to your family. May God give John and your family strength. Prayers and love from Jeff and I.

  • Dear John,

    So sorry to hear about Sharon. I have so many great memories of working with the both of you for so many years. I feel so badly for you. God bless you and your family.

  • John and family,
    We are just heartbroken for you – Sharon was a beautiful person and will be missed.
    Our prayers and thoughts with you all.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to a great family.

  • Sharon was a long-time friend and the joy she brought to our world will be missed. May God’s love surround her family and friends during this time of grieving. You are in my prayers for strength and peace as you carry on her legacy. ~ Cathy & Dr. Larry Hinkle