Sharon M. Cole
April 6, 1945 - August 2, 2012
Sharon M. Cole, 67, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 1, 2012) at Highland Hospital in Rochester after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mrs. Cole was born on April 16, 1945 in Hornell to Donald G., Sr. and Dorotha (Moore) Thorp. She was a 1963 graduate of Andover Central School. On July 10, 1963, she married William F. Cole, who predeceased her on Nov. 15, 1998.
Sharon worked for K-Mart in Wellsville as a POS Manager for 29 years until her retirement in 2007.
Sharon is survived by a son, Guy (Christine) Cole of Richburg; a daughter, Lisa Gilbert of Virginia Beach, Va.; three brothers, Donald (Shirley) Thorp, Jr., Glenn (Sharon) Thorp and David (Mel) Thorp, all of Andover; five sisters, Diana (Steve) Burton and Carolyn (Larry) Rogers, both of Andover, Sandra (Everette) Hayworth of Kan., Maureen (Gary) Swan of Pa. and Noreen Scroggin of Wyo.; eight grandchildren, Camron Seamon, Brandi Cole, Stephanie (Matt) Smallheer, Corinna Cole, Keighle Cole, Holden Cole, Cassidy Cole and Matthew Gilbert; two great grandchildren, Landyn Smallheer and Stella Smallheer; a loving partner, Pat Carson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda (Thomas) Lynch.
Sharon had many loves, including camping, the beach and traveling. Gardening, cooking, and entertaining friends and family were all favorite pastimes of hers. She never passed up a garage sale; often picking up furniture which she then refinished. She was a member of the Wellsville American Legion Post 702 Ladies Auxiliary. But more than these, she was a super homemaker, wonderful mom and terrific grandmother, who cherished her time with her family and friends.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Andover United Methodist Church with Rev. Anita Youtzy, officiating.
Memorial contributions in Sharon’s name may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, NY 14609-5896.