Sharon E. Emmel
Memorial Service: Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
Sharon Eleanore (Frisbie) Emmel age 81 of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.
Sharon was born on July 30, 1940, in Sturgis, a daughter to the late Floyd and Georgia (McKerlie) Frisbie.
Sharon graduated from Otsego High School with the class of 1958. She resided in Sturgis with her grandparents George and Maud McKerlie until George appeared in her life. They married on June 4, 1960, at the church of the Nazarene in Sturgis. George preceded her in death on October 30, 2014.
Sharon and George moved to Colon and raised four daughters. Following George’s death, she moved back to Sturgis.
Sharon was employed at Kirsch Company for 34 years. She was also a member of several clubs with family interests in mind.
Sharon is survived today by 4 daughters: Rhonda, Deborah, Cynthia, and Teressa, 8 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, one brother George, and several cousins and special friends.
Besides her parents and husband George, Sharon was preceded in death by a grandson Nicholas Smith.
Following in her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Sharon will be held at the Schipper Funeral Home Ltd. in Colon on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 11:00 AM. A private burial of ashes will take place at a later date in South Colon Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Thurston Woods and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences and memories can be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.
Sharon also asked in a direct quote, “Remember my smile, and caring thoughts of kindness.”
Cathy First Clementz
April 6, 2022 @ 7:59 am
Blessings to the family. I remember Sharon’s laugh and smile. She was always a warm person and I enjoyed the times I had with her while I was a teen and caring for her kids. Prayers.
April 6, 2022 @ 8:28 am
What a funny lady with so much energy. You could here her laugh from across the room and know exactly who it was . My condolences to the family.
Randy & Sandi Jackson
April 6, 2022 @ 3:59 pm
She was a great lady with a great outlook on life. Randy and I always enjoyed her
Ken and Judy Strang
April 7, 2022 @ 7:59 am
Our hearts go out to Sharon’s family. We only met her in the past couple of years but called her a friend and enjoyed time spent chatting with her and sharing memories. I’ll always remember her smile and how she loved her hats.
Tammy (Groth) Hughes
April 9, 2022 @ 10:20 am
Girls you are in my thoughts today. Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. I know this must be a tough day for all of you. Her quote was perfect for her. She was truly kind and giving. hugs ❤️
July 30, 2022 @ 6:09 pm
Rhonda, Debbie, Cindy and Teressa,
I tried calling your mom today to wish her a happy birthday. When the message said, “this line has been discontinued” I thought maybe she had a new number. I put her name and Sturgis in Search and her obituary came up. I was shocked and sad. I hadn’t heard of her passing. I always enjoyed my phone visits
with her. We would laugh and talk and reminisce about our school days. She would now and then send me little news items which I enjoyed. She had very pretty hand writing.
You and your families have my heartfelt sympathy. She will always remain in all of our hearts.