Sharon Rae Ufer, age 79, of Stryker, passed away in Dublin, Ohio, on Aug. 12, 2019. As well as being a devoted mother, grandmother and an avid Buckeye fan, she was an elementary school teacher who positively influenced countless numbers of kids’ paths by patiently guiding them to find their reading skills.
Sharon graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1958. Following, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Her teaching career began in Stryker, Ohio, and she retired after 20 years of service from the Lima Shawnee school system.
Sharon was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Jan. 12, 1940, the daughter of Warren Arthur and Edna (Jansma) Cole. She is survived by her children, William Rian (Donna) Ufer of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Richard Brent (Denise) Ufer of Sorrento, Florida, Melanie (Michael) Bernava of Hilliard, Ohio; grandchildren, Amanda and William Rian Ufer Jr., Kayla, Megan and Brooke Ufer and Autumn Ufer. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Lynda Ufer.
Visitation for Sharon will be held from 12-2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker. Private family burial services will be in the Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan.