February 19, 1951 – March 21, 2018
Sharon Lorraine Conover (Givens) passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the age of 67, in Carmel, Indiana. She was born February 19, 1951 to the late Royd and Alice (Hayes) Givens. Following her mother’s passing, she was raised by the late Rosemary Givens (Heneisen). She graduated from North High School in Evansville, Indiana, where she lived the majority of her life. Sharon was a pharmaceutical technician and dedicated more than a decade of service fostering more than 100 children in need of loving care and support.
Sharon was the mother of three children: Shayne Michael Small (husband Ryan Chelli), Jonathon Edward Small (husband Nathan Batey) and Ashley O’Niel Burman. She was also the proud grandmother of four grandchildren: Tyler Joseph Burman, Kaden Grace Thatcher, Heaven Lee Lawson, and Kaden Royd Lawson. She is survived by her sister, Sheri Walker, and her brother, Jeff Moore.
A Funeral Service will be 1:30PM, Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Alexander North Chapel, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit 11:30AM to service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church Food Pantry in Evansville.
For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
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March 24, 2018
I met Sharon in 1988 when our daughters were 10 years old. Sharon was the best of the best and soon became my best friend. Sharon was the one person in the world that never judged me or lectured me when I made bad decisions, and God knows I made plenty. For many many years Sharon was my first cup of coffee friend at 5:30 a.m. We talked everyday for at least an hour for many many years and visited just as often. We talked about everything, her children mostly of course, her love for them was deeper than any ocean. We talked about changing the world, especially the lives of children. She had the biggest heart and kids were her passion. Sharon was the kind of person that no matter how much time passed between visits, her heart opened wide when you came. She didn’t have much money or a lot of material things but what she had was yours if you needed it. She was everyone’s saving grace. When Sharon could barely put one foot in front of the other because of her pain she would still call my cancer strickened mother and offer to run errands or anything else she needed (I introduced them years ago and they became besties as well.) So I learned to share “my Sharon” with “my Mother” and it was a friendship that lasted until their my mother’s death. We buried my mother a year ago and Sharon shared my grief and today we buried Sharon but I have comfort in knowing that she and my mom are in Gods house, walking streets of gold and are pain free. So fly with the butterflies my sweet friend, I will join you again some day. I love you and will miss you so.
April (Givens) Metheny
March 23, 2018
It's March 23rd 2018 & I just found out about your passing. Sherri tried calling me yesterday but we had a poor connection as we are in the mountains at our son's.
We didn't get to spend a LOT of time together but boy-oh-boy did we make it good when we could. Our lives parallelled one another in several ways.
I think it was the last time we were in Evansville at your Dad & Rosie's & we all had that wonderful meal in the basement............we figured out your kids & mine were each only a couple months difference in age(s). That was, I believe the last time I saw y'all & I hadn't seen you before then for 10 yrs.
Lord, we missed out on a lot of time together.
I've been thinking a lot about you recently dear cousin. I wish you Godspeed & RIP.
I hope for peace and comfort to your children & their families & I wish peace & comfort for Sherri & her family.
April (Givens) Metheny
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