Born on May 21, 1951, to William Hollis and Helen Gregory, Sharon graduated from Elmhurst Highschool and was a graduate of Purdue University. There she met the love of her life, Butch Ford, and together they grew a family and crops in Sharon's hometown of Yoder, Indiana. Sharon started her professional career as a physical education teacher and coached track and gymnastics before sharing her passion for music with the entire community, working as a music teacher at Whispering Meadows Elementary School. She participated in countless plays and devoted unlimited hours to teaching our youth the value of music through F.A.M.E (Foundation for Art and Music in Education). Sharon touched over 10,000 student's lives during her teaching career. As a life-long Christian, she lent her beautiful voice and musical talent to the Church. Sharon will always be remembered for her high energy, dedication to her students, and laughter that she brought to every room. Sharon was met at the Gates by her husband of 43 years, Butch Ford, and her father, William Hollis Gregory. Sharon leaves behind her mother, Helen Gregory; son, Jess (Significant Other Sara) Ford; granddaughter, Alissa; daughter, Heather (Brian) Johnson; grandchildren, Shelby and Jason Zirkle. A celebration of Sharon will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:00 at Zanesville United Brethren Church, 3092 West Broadway, Zanesville, IN 46799 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. The family asks that any donations made in memory of Sharon be directed to The Foundation for Art and Music in Education. To leave condolences for the Ford Family, please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneral homes.com.
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