Sharon Lea Meacham

Sharon Lea Meacham

Sharon Lea Meacham of Glasgow, Kentucky died Friday, November 11, 2011 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Kentucky. Mrs. Meacham was born in Kalamazoo to Bruce Fenner and Mary Cochran Raith. Sharon was an administrative assistant for Gray Construction Co.

Survivors include her husband Richard; her step-father Gerald Raith of Kalamazoo; sisters Kathy (Mark) Knowlton of Glasgow, KY, Linda (Rick) Craner of Plainwell, Kim (Bryon) Sheldon of Pulaski, TN, Fran (Bob) Kennicott and Bev Roman of Plainwell; brothers Richard (Deb) Raith of Gobles and Bill (Sharon) Fenner of Martin; sisters-in-law Jan Gerhart of Climax and Sherry (Don) Hurlbut of Ligonier, IN and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother Clifford Fenner.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 5pm until 8pm at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Kentucky where funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 PM.

Burial will take place in Michigan at East Martin Cemetery on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be left to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.

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  1. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss, Rick, and family. We have been friends of Sherry and Don for many, many years and remember you and Sharon at lots of get togethers with your family over the years. Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our most sincere sympathy. May your memories bring all of you some comfort. Take care now. Judy and Jerry Shumaker

  2. Sherry Hurlbut says:

    Sharon was more of a sister than a sister-in-law. We had many great times together over the years and I feel very blessed to have had her as part of our family. She was the most kind, generous and loving person. It’s hard to believe you’re gone, Sharon, but I take some comfort in knowing that you’re no longer suffering. I’ll miss you, I love you, but you’ll never be forgotten. You’ll always hold a place in my heart.

  3. Bonnie Mott Ketchum says:

    I was stunned to hear of Sharon’s death;though I didn’t know her well its easy to understand how devestating the loss is.
    There are no words that make this easier or less painful. My heart goes out to you all.
    Frannie,Bev and Bill ; I know losing a sister is like losing part of yourself. But they leave echos that can warm you at unexpected moments;

    As always,Bonnie

  4. Dixie Dalrymple says:


    Sorry for your loss. We were surprised to hear / read about Sharon. We didn’t know she was ill. Keep positive thoughts.

    Dix / Roger / Virginia

  5. Deb Lower says:

    It’s hard to believe Aunt Sharon is gone, but she will never be forgotten. I will miss her laughter and her smile, but her memory will go on forever (and boy, do I have lots of great memories). I love you and I miss you!

  6. John Peebles says:

    You were always much more than a cousin. You were my big sister as much as my real one. I will always cherish the good times we had together. I love you.
    You have been there forever. Sharon was one lucky person to have shared her life with you. You will always be family to me. See you soon brother. Love you too. Little John

  7. Cheri Newton says:

    Sharon was always more than a cousin to me as well. I didn’t have any sisters and being so close in age, we spent time at each other’s homes many times when we were kids. The memories are endless. As young marrieds we played many a night of cards at our kitchen tables. It was us against the guys and the girls won (sometimes). As adults we had each other’s back.

    Changes in our lives brought a physical distance, but that didn’t remove the closeness I always felt in my heart. My heartfelt sympathy and love goes out to Rick and all of the family.

  8. Sharon Thomas(Zue) says:

    So sorry i didnot know she was ill she and i grew up together her dad and mine were best friends . Her mom and my mom both liked the name Sharon but gave us different middle names .I will think of her alot and of all the great times we had has kids My heart goes out to you Rick and all of the Family

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