Sharon Sage

Sharon Sage

A lifelong resident of Otsego, Sharon L Sage, passed away peacefully, with her family at her side on Thursday, October 24, 2013, in Kalamazoo. Sharon was born October 21, 1945, in Plainwell to Robert and Mary (Miles) Sage. For 13 years she was employed with Kal-Equip Manufacturing. She was an avid Tigers fan, never missing a game and able to recite all the stats from years past.  She loved reading and had a substantial library. Sharon was very artistic, and enjoyed exhibiting her works at the Allegan fair. Several years ago she placed Best of Show at the fair with a picture of her dog. She loved animals, enjoyed following horse races, watching dog shows and caring for her parakeets.  Her faith was an important part of her life.

Surviving are her sister, Janis M. (Bob) Crandall of Marshall; a niece, Lisa (Bjorn) Larson and a nephew, Robert S. Crandall, all of Marshall; a great niece and great nephew, Hannah and Andrew Larson; and a cousin, Frances Longnecker. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Sharon may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society.

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  1. Pam Kuiper says:

    Jan and family:

    Please know my prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

  2. Darl & Joyce Gilliland says:

    Dear Jan, Bob and family,
    May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Sending our love.

  3. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Jan & Family: So sorry to learn of Sharon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. joan smith says:

    I am sorry for your loss, Janet shared with me about your sister`s life, she is at peace now, I pray for comfort for all who feel the loss of her passing, Joan Smith,(Janet`s sister).

  5. Karen Gilbert says:

    Janis and Bob,
    Really sorry to hear this…however, Janet had kept me abreast of the recent problems she had, etc. and I guess I’m not surprised. I am grateful for her and for you that she did not live a prolonged life in a state in which she would not be happy–or be able to do the things that made her happy. By the way, I said a silent prayer for Sharon and your family this morning….without knowing this news of her passing. My prayers, thoughts and good wishes come to you as you gently lay her to rest.


  6. Sandy Williams says:

    Jan – I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. I’m glad she got to stay in her home as long as she was able. I’m thinking of you and all that you have done for your family. Well done. Sandy

  7. Robbie and Susan Dunning says:

    Dear Jan and family,
    We are so sad to hear of the passing of Share. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. Share was a sweet person and special to us both. May God grant you comfort and peace in your loss. With our love, Robbie and Susan

  8. Craig & Lorna Sisson says:

    Please accept our condolences on our behalf as well as for the Otsego High School class of 1963. Sharon was a shy, but always friendly and pleasant part of our class. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Donald and Carol VerHage says:

    Dear Jan and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Sharon was a quiet and very special person in our 1963 class at OHS. We pray for God to wrap His arms around you and give you comfort and peace.
    In His Love,
    Carol and Donald VerHage

  10. Tom Draper says:

    I remember being over at the house doing Boy Scout ‘stuff’. You and Sharon would watch us guys. She was always quiet,- but always near. A rare beauty about her.

    Tom Grant Draper

  11. Carol Winkel Wuebbling says:

    Dear Jan & Bob,
    How well I remember riding bikes with you and Share, heading way out Dix Street, discovering woodsy paths off the road. Share was always, always quiet and sweet and happy to go along with whatever we did. She’s been blessed to have you as her extra-supportive sister, and she’s brought lots of love to her animal friends. She will be missed. God grant you peace.

  12. Jennifer says:

    My thoughts go out to Sharon’s family and friends. I only know Sharon though some of her artwork I acquired recently. I will enjoy it for years to come.

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