Sharon K. Gilbert, 79, North Manchester, Indiana, passed away September 8, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born on June 20, 1942 in Wabash, Indiana, Sharon was the daughter of Robert Paul and Ruth Ellen (Smith) Tyner.
Growing up in the Urbana area, Sharon graduated from Urbana High School in 1960. That same year she married her soulmate, Stephen Gilbert, on November 19, 1960. The two were wed for nearly sixty-one years.
Sharon worked outside the home for many years at Heckman Bindery and Singer Controls. She also owned and operated S&S Family Restaurant in North Manchester. Her most important job, however, was being a homemaker. Sharon sewed, crocheted, and baked wedding cakes out of her home for people to buy. She also enjoyed collecting and making Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls. When Sharon wasn’t working, she cherished the time she spent taking care of her children. After their children were grown, Sharon and Stephen enjoyed traveling around the United States on a bus.
Faith was always a part of Sharon’s life, and she loved worshiping at Urbana United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was also a member of the Urbana Lions Club and Home-Economics in Somerset, Indiana.
The loving memory of Sharon K. Gilbert will be forever cherished by her husband, Stephen Gilbert, North Manchester; daughters, Gayle Lynn (Kurt) Goshorn, Churubusco, Indiana and Deborah Sue (Jerry Hackworth) Gilbert, Mentone, Indiana; sister, Dianna (Glen) Buckler, Wabash, Indiana; and three grandchildren. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ruth Tyner.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
For those wishing to honor the memory of Sharon K. Gilbert, memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana Yoke 75 East Half Street, Urbana, Indiana 46990.
The family of Sharon K. Gilbert has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.
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Urbana Yoke Parish
75 East Half Street, Urbana IN 46990