OBITUARY

Sharon Kaye Humphrey Lynch

April 10, 1939February 7, 2018
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Sharon Kaye (Humphrey) Lynch, 78, passed away unexpectedly, February 7, 2018. Born April 10, 1939 to John and Frances Humphrey, Sharon grew up in South Bend, IN with her siblings, Jack, Peggy and Janet. She loved all three and remained close to them through her entire life. Sharon graduated from Washington Clay High School in 1957 and was chosen homecoming queen. She was beautiful inside and out – and equally spirited! Sharon met her husband, Jim, at AT&T, where they both worked, and they married exactly 6 months after their first date. They moved to Indianapolis in the late ‘60s and raised their children, Terry and Mary, in a home they shared for nearly 50 years. She was proud of her home and loved her neighbors. Sharon worked several places in Indianapolis including Commercial Services, Blocks, Macy’s and Pappagallo but always prioritized her family before a career. She loved hard work and was the first person to show up if anyone needed help painting a room or pulling out shrubs. She loved music, dancing, spending time in a pool, cheering for the Pacers, doing all sorts of puzzles, reading, going to the Pawn Shop or Some Guys Pizza and especially enjoyed singing, laughing and sharing jokes with Jack, Peg and Jan. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and she and her daughter were inseparable best friends. Sharon had a strong spirit, never knew a stranger, never weighed her words and always wore a smile. Sharon was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in 2002 and beat the 3% survival odds she was given. Because of so many praying loved ones and her willingness to fight, we were given 16 extra years to enjoy her smile! And when her husband, Jim, was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease, Sharon cared for him in their home for nearly five years, with unmatched patience and commitment. A few years after Jim’s death, Sharon moved to her apartment at Lincoln Lodge where she made friends quickly. She made it a point to light up a room when she entered, because she wanted everyone to have fun. She truly enjoyed the residents and staff at Lincoln Lodge who have also been very supportive to her family through this difficult time. Sharon was predeceased by her husband Jim and brother Jack (Ginny) Humphrey. She is survived by her children Terry (Laura) Lynch, Mary (Steve) Sommer, sisters Peggy (Corky)Horvath, Janet (Bill) Emery, and Sister-in-law Nancy(Tom) Blum, six grandsons, fourteen nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Thursday, February 15th at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana 46220. Calling will be held at the church from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Online condolences may be left at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com

Services

  • Calling Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sharon Kaye Humphrey Lynch

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Suzette Wuthrich

February 16, 2018

Sharon was a dear friend from Clay and we spent lots of time with Sharon and Jim while they lived in South Bend. I dearly loved her and her wonderful sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
John and Slue (Foli) Wuthrich

JOEL ARNOLD

February 14, 2018

Sharon was my classmate at Clay and was as kind and sweet inside as she was beautiful outside. My thoughts are with her family for their loss. Her indelible memory will shine forever in her survivors' thoughts.

Betty McGuire

February 14, 2018

I met Sharon in water aerobics class at LA Fitness years ago and we bonded, We then became coticket holders at Beef and Boards for a couple seasons. We had so much fun and I talked to her just before Christmas. I was so shocked when I read she had died. I will sure miss our phone calls and her great friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Jennifer Rothschild

February 13, 2018

Dear Mary and Terry: Your mom has such a special place in my heart. I can still hear her laughter as I think of her. She was so lovely. I am so sorry for your loss. Jenny Hilmes Rothschild

February 13, 2018

Our deepest sympathies
from Butch Hoffman, Class of 1957

Carolyn Harper

February 13, 2018

Mary,Terry,Peggy, So sorry to hear about Sharon.Always felt like she was one of my sisters due to my time spent with the Humphrey family. Know that we all lost a good friend and she will always be in our hearts.

February 12, 2018

Mary,

So sorry-you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Agnes

JUDY JOHNSON

February 12, 2018

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF SHARON'S UNTIMELY PASSING. THE HUMPHREYS WERE ALWAYS SPECIAL PEOPLE IN MY YEARS OF GROWING UP IN SOUTH BEND. A SPECIAL NOTE OF CONDOLENCE TO JAN--MY HEART WILL BE WITH YOU ON THURSDAY--REGARDS JUDY (SIS MILOSERNY) JOHNSON

Kal and Bonnie Waxman

February 11, 2018

Peggy and Family,
We send our sincere condolences at this most difficult time.

Kal and Bonnie Waxman

FROM THE FAMILY