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Sharon K. Ryan

August 19, 1942 - February 22, 2021

A memorial service will be held at Northbridge Baptist Church 8824 Douglas Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49009, on February 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ray Brandon officiating. The family will greet friends at the church beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made Lili Ramos Scholarship Fund, c/o Northbridge Church.

Devoted wife, mother, Grandmother and Great grandmother went to be with the Lord on 2/21/21 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 78. Sharon was born on August 19, 1942, to Homer and Elizabeth (Teddy) Hawks in Yale Michigan. She graduated Salutatorian at Carsonville High School where she played the drums in the Marching Band. She worked at Runges in Lexington and was a resident of Croswell, MI until 1980, when she moved to Delton, MI. She drove School bus for Gull Lake Community Schools before retiring in 1990 and resided there until 1989, when she moved to Kalamazoo where she became a co-owner of IBEC West family business. She worked at True-Tech Industries in the late 1990’s.  She later became a secretary for Century 21 and assembly worker for Custom Design Manufacturing of Kalamazoo. She worked as a patient sitter for Kelly’s Home Services until she retired in 1996. She had a strong faith and was a  member at Northeastern Baptist Church for 12 years and Northbridge Baptist Church for 15 years. She loved camping, being with family and friends, cooking, canning, reading, crocheting, watching wildlife, especially Cardinals, celebrating and embracing life. She enjoyed cooking and was famous for her dinner rolls which she made for every celebration. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack and sister-in-law, Audrey Hawks; father-in-law, Terry Ryan. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Patrick Ryan; former husband, Roy Campbell; son, Jeff (Chris) Campbell, daughter, Jill (Dale) Burgett; grandsons, Cory Campbell, Eric Campbell, Levi  (Danielle) Burgett; great-granddaughter, Emily Campbell; many nieces, nephews, church family and friends.