- November 14, 1952 - January 4, 2016
- Shelbyville, Michigan
of Sharon's Passing
Spectrum Health Hospice
4500 Breton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Wayland Area Ambulance
911 S. Mian St.
Wayland, MI 49348
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“Sorry this is very late, my computer was down and I just found it. Sharon worked for us at the Farm House for many years. A dedicated and cheerful...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: A friend
“Billy George Becky. So sorry for your lost.
2 of 36 | Posted by: julie dunklee - otsego, MI
“George and Billy...may you always have the love of Sharon in your hearts...RIP Miss Sharon..walk on and may the spirits bless you
3 of 36 | Posted by: Suzi Williams - Hopkins, MI
“My Thoughts and prayers are with you. Sharon always was fun and always had laughter to go with it. I know you will miss her. Sorry I was''t able to...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Evelyn Nakken - Wayland
“Our deepest condolences & heartfelt sympathy to George, Becky, Billy and Family. So Sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Debbie & David Schmitz - Wayland, MI
“Sharon babysat for Tom & I while we worked when our children were young. She was a great blessing to our family. She also was a great friend. She...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Marian Peters Jarman - MI
“I wanted to extend my love to the family. Sharon used to live next door to my family on 6th Street. When we were little, we would play with Billy and...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Sarah Jarman-Watrous - Wayland, MI
“Gordy, so sorry to hear about your sister. I know how it feels to loose someone so close since Branden passed away. Praying for your family to find...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Kimberly Johnson - Wyoming, MI
“So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. We worked at the Farmhouse together and her smile was a constant each and ever day. She was a warm, loving...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Beth Kessler Bourque - MI
“Sorry for your loss Becky Billy and uncle george. She was full of life and always a fun loving person. I'm so glad that I got to meet this amazing...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Kimmy near - Punxsutawney, PA
“I was little when Sharon would come over to the (Gonzales)house, but our families were friends. Went to school with her brother and have. Nothing...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Rose Gonzales Johnson - Detroit, MI
“My condolences to George, Becky, Billy, I truly enjoyed our talks at pow wows even alowed me to braid her hair, will miss her smiles and laughter!!!
12 of 36 | Posted by: Rhonda Loonsfoot
“Beautiful woman who blessed so many. My thoughts and prayers are with her family
13 of 36 | Posted by: Tammy Willis
“Sorry to hear the passing of Sharon.Your family is in our Prayers.
14 of 36 | Posted by: Cathy Kelly - Wayland, MI
“Will be missed u were truly a lovely lady.
15 of 36 | Posted by: peggy larsh - grand rapids, MI
“Sharon was always nice to me in school. I never met her mother but I used to work with her father at Bradford White. They were a lot alike. Always...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Cindy (Gaulke) Brooks - MI
“SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM! MY THOUGHTS & PRAYER ARE WITH YOU!
17 of 36 | Posted by: BILL WEBER SR. - DORR, MI
“George, Becky, and Billy,
My deepest condolences. I really enjoyed chatting with her whenever I saw her; she was always ready with a laugh. :-)
...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Becky (Nesbitt) Parsley - Otsego, MI
“So very sorry for your loss, I knew the her from working with Billy she was a very nice lady, always enjoyed talking with her.God Bless your family
19 of 36 | Posted by: Pat Schaefer - Comstock Park, MI
“So sorry to hear this george and family
20 of 36 | Posted by: Jeremy - WAYLAND, MI - Friend
“So Sorry for your loss. Sharon was a family friend to all my family the Gonzales family. Weloved her very much i remember her spending alot of nights...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Helen Gonzales Wagner - MI
“Leave a condolence or a memory.Sharon, you will be greatly missed, you were the best babysitter we had while my children were so very little. And ur...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Dawn Carpenter - Hopkins, MI
“Leave a condolence or a memory.
23 of 36 | Posted by: Dawn Carpenter - Hopkins, MI
“Sharon will be missed! So sorry!! Praying for pease
24 of 36 | Posted by: joylyn culver - Shelbyville, MI
“So sorry for your loss ..thinking of days gone by when we were all young ,,, you will be missed by many ,
25 of 36 | Posted by: Roy bixler - Wayland, MI - Friend
“Sorry to hear the passing of Sharon and I am sure she is sadly missed by all. I am going to miss the great discussions we had when we would see each...Read More »
26 of 36 | Posted by: Dan Miller - Hastings, MI
“Sharon was always nice. My memories of her are that she was always smiling and laughing. It was very apparent that she loved her children and...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: tamara holmberg - Muskegon, MI
“Thank you for the time you gave me , when I was sad you knew just how to snap me out of it ...may the creator be at ur side . you will be missed by...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: sissy bugs - Green bay, WI
“Sharon was such a kind and genuine person. She absolutely loved her family, and her church family. And she loved the Lord. Sharon was always at...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Sandra VandenBrink - Holland, MI
“So sorry for your loss ! You are in our thoughts and prayers
30 of 36 | Posted by: Bernard and Nelda Bixler - MI
“I am so sorry for your loss!Thoughts and prayers to the family!
31 of 36 | Posted by: Becky Aten - Dorr, MI - Friend
“BILLY ,GEORGE & FAMILY,Thoughts and prayers go out for you and the rest of your family,Diane Heys
32 of 36 | Posted by: Diane Heys - Jamestown, MI
“will always remeber your love of your grandchildren and your loving heart
33 of 36 | Posted by: kathy moore - wayland, MI
“In our heart and prayers
35 of 36 | Posted by: Sandy Snider - Dorr, MI - friend
“Where do I begin? Sharon and I became friends when I joined the Gun Lake Tribe. Over time we became close friends. Every Elders Trip we went on...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Pat Fowler - A;;egan, MI - Friend
Sharon Rose Near, age 63 of Shelbyville, passed away at home under hospice care January 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Allen and Leona (Theodore) Sprague and infant sisters Patty and Judy Sprague. Sharon will be lovingly remembered by her husband George Near; her children: Rebecca (Don) Baker and Billy Weber; her grandchildren: Dominik, Haven, and Donavin Baker; her brothers and sister: Gordon Sprague, Clarence Sprague, Dale Sprague, Laurie Sprague-Hinmon, Phillip Sprague; and many nieces and nephews. Sharon was a proud member of the Gun Lake Tribe and was active with the Elders and Diabetic Programs. She was a lifetime member of the Bradley Indian Mission Church. Friends may visit with Sharon's family Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, Wayland. Funeral Services will be Friday at 12:00 PM at the Luella Collins Community Center, 419 126th Avenue, Shelbyville, with Pastor Nancy Boelens. Interment will follow at Bradley Indian Mission Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sharon may be made to the Spectrum Health Hospice or Wayland Area Ambulance. Please share a memory of Sharon with her family at www.kubiakcook.com.