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Sharon Lee Osborn

Sharon Lee (Dixon) Osborn, age 72, of Holland, Ohio, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at St. Anne Mercy Hospital. She was born February 5, 1943 in Swanton, Ohio to Willard and Marguerite (Mohr) Dixon. Sharon was a 1961 graduate of Swanton High School and obtained a business degree from BGSU.

She worked as a dispatcher/supervisor for the St. Petersburg Police Department in St. Petersburg, Florida, retiring in 1989. She moved back to Northwest Ohio and was a dispatcher for the Lucas County Sheriff's office, retiring in 1999. Sharon wasn't content sitting back and enjoying retirement, so she decided to go to work at the Bowling Green Walmart. It was only supposed to be a part-time job, however, quickly turned into full-time work as a service writer.

Sharon was a member of the Grand Rapids American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Grand Rapids Sportsman Club, Bowling Green Eagles and Maumee Elks. When she wasn't working or involved in civic activities, she enjoyed golfing and most of all following her granddaughter, BayLee, to watch her play in sporting events.

Sharon will be greatly missed by her daughter, TyLynn Osborn (Brian); granddaughter, BayLee Osborn; sister-in-law, Judy Dixon; nephew, Todd Dixon; niece, Tonya (Joel) Figmaka; her best friend, Linda Mathes; as well as numerous cousins, and of course, her fur grandbabies, Bella and Henry.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Marguerite, and brother, Ron Dixon.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, January 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ed Strietelmeier officiating. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital for Cancer Research or the Lucas County Humane Society.

Residence: Holland, Ohio

Visitation: Wednesday, January 20th from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 20th at 1:00 pm in the Funeral Home

Interment: East Swanton Cemetery

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We are so sorry for your loss and would like to extend our condolences. Please cherish those warm endearing memories and may you have hope in our loving heavenly Father. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4)

s. ukenta Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM

TyLynn and family - I am so sorry to read that Sharon has died. I always looked forward to seeing her either at Wal-Mart, Tontogony bingo or sometimes in Grand Rapids at the carryout. Always a beautiful smile on her face and a kind word. We sure had some great times at the Sportsmen's Club over the years. May you find comfort knowing that Sharon is at peace.

Cindy Grey (Treen) Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

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Myrna Redieck Smith Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Tylynn. I am so truely very sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember when you were just a little girl and your mom was at your grand ma and grandpa Labour's doing laundry. Watching her folding towels, she was so particular and so neat. She would never allow you to eat sugar. And yes, she took very good care of you. A very hard working lady. Through out my years of growing up I often wondered where she lived, as she was always on my mind and in my heart, as well as you are and will always continue to be. She was my favorite Aunt. I can only hope and pray to be able to see you and your family, Ty. I am your cousin Myrna. Sending you all of my love and prayers in the loss of your mom, a very special lady.

Myrna Redieck Smith Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

May you find peace during this difficult time. She will be greatly missed by many. When I think of her I will always remember her great sense of humor. Rest in peace Sharon and one day we will meet again.

Cathleen Wagner Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

She will deeply be missed. She was a great woman, I'm glad I got a chance to be her friend. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Pamela Kuhnle and family Jan 19 2016 12:00 AM

Sharon was a true friend and it was impossible not to love her. She was a loyal, hardworking, genuine person, who treasured her family above all! She had a contagious smile and was deeply concerned about others. Her work store will not be the same without her. I am honored to have been blessed to know her for the past 13 years. My most sincere sympathies to TyLynn and Baylee on this great loss.

Jeannie Brown Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry . Sharon truly was a fighter. she surely was a great lady you can tell by you girls. God Bless you my thoughts and prayers are with you through this time

ethel Jan 18 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of Sharon. She was such a sweet lady with a contagious smile. She will be missed.

Patti Jenne Jan 17 2016 12:00 AM

TyLynn and family, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless!

Deb {Huffman} Short Jan 17 2016 12:00 AM

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