Sharon Leah Grau

April 3, 1949March 1, 2018

GRAU Sharon Leah Grau, 68, of Plant City, Florida, passed March 1st, 2018. Sharon was born to Ralph and Vera (née Willing) Suttman, April 3rd, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She married Earl Grau in 1972, and they lived together in Chelsea, Michigan. Together they raised two children. They moved to Plant City, Florida in 1994 where the both spent the remainder of their lives. She was an active member of the North Dale O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) Where she made many friends and participated in outings and social card games. She enjoyed traveling, cruises and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by Earl Grau, (Husband), Richard Suttman, (Brother), Ralph Suttman (Father), Vera Suttman (Mother). She leaves as her legacy three children: Donald Charles Grau, Steven Christopher Grau (Kelly) and Vicki Lynn Grau Scheidt. She also leaves to cherish her memory four grandchildren: Lisa Kinsel, Chad Hammonds, Alayna Mullins and Emma Grau, five Great grandchildren Delani Hammonds, Dakota Cox, Haylie Hammonds, Ethan Hammonds, Markus Foy, one sister, Pat Schappacher (Jerry) and several nieces & nephews. A visitation is scheduled for March 9th, 2018, 10:00AM-11:45AM at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241. Funeral Service to follow at Noon at the funeral home. Burial at Crown Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, The family requests that donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in Sharon’s name.


  • Donald Grau, Son
  • Steven Grau, Son
  • Vicki Scheidt, Daughter
  • Karen Daniels, Daughter
  • Richard Suttman, Brother
  • Pat Schappacher, Sister
  • Alayna Mullins, Grandchild
  • Emma Grau, Grandchild


  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018

Sharon Leah Grau

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Syvia & Marty Katz

March 6, 2018

Sharon will be missed by so many. Her long membership in the O.W.L.S. always makes for great friends. We were privileged to have Sharon with us on our tour to Myrtle Beach last holiday season & enjoyed her being with us at all the fabulous shows we enjoyed together. May God bless you Sharon.

Gail Revak

March 6, 2018

Every October I would come down from Long Island to spend a couple of weeks with my friend who was Sharon's neighbor and friend. I would always see Sharon sitting in her driveway on her lawn chair, sometimes with her son's dog. She loved his dog and enjoyed the company. Every week while I was there we'd go together to the Owls to play cards. She was a very caring person. I remember her driving us a pretty long way for Ann and me to get on a bus for a trip. It was very early in the morning, but she had no problem getting up that early and making that long drive.
I will miss seeing her sitting in her driveway and going to play cards at the Owls meetings.

Katrena Hale

March 5, 2018

Sharon’s smile and laughter made every day brighter. Her kindness and warmth touched us all. My most cherished memory would be memories not just a memory. But the reoccurring theme is the looks Sharon would have when we were messing with her. The first was the serious look when she believed our story then the look when she realized we were messing with her. The last part is of the laughter from her and that smile after the prank was over. We all love you Sharon and you will always be missed.