Dec. 2, 1936 - Aug. 9, 2013
ELKHART — Sharon Anne Dean, 76, of Elkhart, died from complications of pneumonia with her daughter, Alberta, and grandchildren, Daleanne, Jessie, Kelly and Nick at her side Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.
Sharon was born Dec. 2, 1936, in Elkhart to John J. and Beryl (Fuller) McLain. She married Albert Laverne Watts. He died Jan. 2, 1957. She then married Lyman Dean. He died May 23, 2004.
Surviving are daughters, Alberta (Dale) Laws and Ila Chilton, both of Elkhart; son Anthony (Sheilah) Simpson of Colorado; brother Robert (Shirley) McLain of Elkhart; sister Iva Reames of Elkhart; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jake Jr. Simpson II; and brothers John Jr. McLain, Jim McLain and Arthur Dale McLain.
Sharon graduated from Concord High School. She was a seamstress and enjoyed crafts and crocheting. She collected teddy bears and was a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. Sharon loved her cat, Smokey.
Friends may call from 3 until the 5 p.m. service Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Pastor Nicholas Montgomery is officiating. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.
Donations may be given to the United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.