Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Sharon Louise Connally

July 6, 1948September 12, 2019
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Sharon Louise Connally, 71, of New Haven, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Pauline (Kreischer) Wilson born on July 6, 1948 in Fort Wayne, IN. She graduated from South Side High School in 1966. Sharon was a life-long member of the Missionary Church and attended Northside Missionary Church. Sharon loved people. She was always sewing and crocheting. Her hands were rarely still. She also loved to bake and share her baking with her grandchildren. For many years Sharon worked in the cafeteria for East Allen County Schools where she retired from. After retirement, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and worked part-time at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 49 years, Don Connally; children, Robyn (Jerry) Grider of Fishers, IN, Scott (Kristina) Connally of Leo, IN, and Amber (Linn) Minnick of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Tristan, Cassidy, and Delaney Grider, Sam and Emma Connally, Cadence, Jacelyn, and Jaxson Minnick; sister, Bonnie (Deryll) Zurcher of Berne, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her son, Brian Matthew Connally and her brothers, Gary, Rex, and Dale Wilson.

Funeral service will be on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:30 am with visitation one hour prior at Northside Missionary Church (736 Lillian Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46808). Visitation will also be on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home (6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835) from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at IOOF Cemetery, New Haven.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Missionary Church.


  • Northside Missionary Church



  • Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2019


  • Final Resting Place


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Beverly Stein

September 16, 2019

Connally Family, I am so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. I remember your family from the New Haven Missionary Church and how beautiful Robyn sang. How we all cried when you lost your son. Sharon was such a warm loving person. Prayers to your family.

Beverly and Norman Stein

trai ault

September 14, 2019

"We talk about retiring, but I'd just miss all of you so much."

Twenty years, and she was never without a sweet smile and a kind word. Sharon, we will all miss you. So much.

Michael Stark

September 14, 2019

Don and family, so very sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you.
Michael and Lavonne Stark

Colleen Baber

September 14, 2019

I was heartbroken to see this post on Facebook today. Sharon and I met in an online grief support site after she lost her sweet Brian and I lost my 19 year old son Andrew. We really bonded with one another and shared many conversations about the difficulty of life after losing your child. I know she grieved so deeply for Brian, and I felt like we were friends even though we had never met. I was thrilled some years later when she was traveling in Virginia and came to Charlottesville to see me. She helped me so much in this terrible journey, and I am so sorry to realize that she isn't physically here anymore. I know how deeply she loved her family, and she talked about her children and grandchildren with such pride. I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

Karen Clugston

September 14, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the family on the loss of Sharon. I enjoyed working with her at the coliseum. Sharon will be greatly missed.

Tammy Sue

September 14, 2019

Ahh, Sharon. The event center will not be the same again. Thank you for always understanding, listening and being there when times were tough. Many thoughts and prayers to your family as they prepare to say their final goodbyes. No more pain. Fly high sweet lady🧡

Mary Whitehead

September 14, 2019

I've known Sharon & Don 4 tha last 11 years while working @ the Coliseum then she introduced me 2 her daughter Amber not 2 long ago there. She gave me a blanket 4 my youngest son Martone when he waz a baby. I told her about my mom passing away back on February 25th of thiz year(2019) & she told me Mary she iz n a better place now and she will always will be looking down on u and ur 3 children. I ALWAYS said gud nite each tyme b4 I leave frm wrk n tha Event Center. She will be greatly missed dearly. Now u are in a better place and everyone is looking down on you including me and my 3 children. I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOUR WARM SMILE. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU LOTS!!!!

Katrina Snyder

September 13, 2019

She was the nicest lady that I met at the coliseum I worked with her for 2 seasons I will miss her

Shannon Brockman

September 13, 2019

I met Sharon two years ago when I started working at the Coliseum. She made me feel welcome right away and we would talk every time we saw each other. She told me once, "Don't worry about your age. We all get old but we can all still be nice and who we are." That has stuck with me and always will. I will miss her smiling face.

Judy Wilson

September 13, 2019

To my extended family,
I'm not blood to you but you love me anyways.
I'm not married to family anymore but you love me anyways.
I'm not always around but I'm always thinking of you.
I am thinking of each of you.
For the grandkids, remember every moment your grandma spent with you. As a grandma of 12 I love seeing my grandkids. Every time you see a star, grandma is watching over you. Remember her for the good times. I know there is a lot of memories. She wad a wonderful lady. Thanks for everything.
Don, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a great woman and will never be forgotten.
Kids, she raised some wonderful kids. She loved each of you. I know she was very proud of each of you. My thoughts are with each of you.