Sharon K. Church, 71, of Gallipolis, passed away at her residence on February 1, 2013. She was born on March 24, 1941, in Springfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Meriett and Pauline Fry Sanders. Sharon was a homemaker and did baby-sitting. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church.
Sharon was married to Melvin Lee Church on October 21, 1962, and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2008.
Surviving are her children, Stephanie (Kevin) Riggs and William “Willie” (Tammy) Church both of Gallipolis; step-son, Pat Church of Vermont; grandchildren, Scottie (Courtney) Cummons, Brittani (Chance) Ruiz, Nathan (Kelly Bonice) Cummons, Kindra Riggs, Kevin Riggs, Jr., Mark Church, Tori Church, and Nathan Stevens; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Jo McBrayer, Sadie Lynae Cummons, and Chayse Ruiz; son-in-law, Mark Cummons; sisters, Idell Fowler of Gallipolis, Carolyn Beaver of Mercerville, Jeannie (Hollis) Watson of Rio Grande, Jackie Sanders of Gallipolis; brothers, Merrill (Judy) Sanders of Ironton, and John (Sharon) Sanders of Gallipolis; several nieces and nephews.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Loreda G. Cummons; brother Clyde Sanders; sister, Shirley Watson; nephew, Dallas Watson; and nieces, Cathy Sanders and Lori Watson Rose.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Beaver officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, at Willis Funeral Home.
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