August 8, 1938 -- June 3, 2020
Sharon Kay Longacre, 81, of Middlebury, formerly of Burr Oak, MI
passed away at 5:45 am on Wednesday, June 3, at her residence after
a brief battle with cancer. She was born on August 8, 1938 in Sturgis,
MI, to Merle and Lorena (Garman) Keeslar. Surviving are a daughter,
Lorrie Krontz and a son, Lonnie Longacre both of Middlebury; six
grandchildren, Eric, Chelsea, Dani, Jesse, Brian and Jeff, 14
great-grandchildren; a brother, Eldon (Phyllis) Keeslar of
Homosassa, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents;
daughter, Linda Niece; two grandchildren, Ryan and Mandy; two
brothers, Jacque and Ronnie Keeslar and a sister, Beverly Mingus.
Sharon had worked for many years at Ross Laboratories, Sturgis, MI
before retiring in 1995. She had a true passion for nature and being
outdoors. She enjoyed watching and spending time with all animals,
including birds. She was known to have a green thumb and was very
good at nurturing her house and garden plants, flowers and
cactuses. She enjoyed traveling and cooking. She was a people
person that loved to visit and help others, especially her
grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Friday June
5, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury.
Funeral services will follow visitation at 11:00 am also on Friday at
the funeral home. Family and friends may gather for a 1:00 pm
graveside service also on Friday at Burr Oak Township Cemetery,
Burr Oak, MI. Services will be conducted by Rev. Gordon Henke.
Memorials may be given to Humane Society of Elkhart County or
Salvation Army. Online condolences may be offered at
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From: Ellen Schull
Sharon was amazing,sweet,caring, and always smiling. She was a
beautiful person and will be deeply missed by everyone who ever
had the chance to know her. Peace and comfort to all of her friends
and family members.
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From: Ernest Longacre
A sweeter aunt God could not have sent our way. Home with Linda
and God now.
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From: Kevin & Nicole Steglich
Lorrie and family - Sharon was one of the nicest, sweetest neighbors
we have had. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you.
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