Sharon was employed as an emergency medical dispatcher at Stark-Summit Ambulance and Smith Ambulance of Stark-Summit at Massillon for the past 12 years. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, spending time with her family and going to yard sales.
She is survived by her husband Gerald Swain whom she married April 26, 1976. Also surviving are her children Rob (Erin) Matz of Erie, Pa., Carl (Amy) Swain of Wainwright, Michelle Tinlin of Uhrichsville, Chris (Katrina) Swain of Athens and Jimmy (Sara) Swain of Uhrichsville; a son in law T.J. Welch of Uhrichsville; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister Janice (Steve) Dankovich of Jamestown, N.Y. and her mother in law Vada Swain of Uhrichsville. She was loved by many brothers and sisters in law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter Kelly Swain Welch and her father in law Carl F. Swain.
A memorial service celebrating Sharon's life will be held Friday November 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM in Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church on Pleasant Valley Road near Dennison with Pastor David Nauss officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until time of services. The Lebold-Smith Funeral Home in Bolivar is handling the arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff at Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County for their loving care of Sharon and suggests memorial contributions in Sharon's memory be made to Community Hospice at 716 Commercial Ave. S.W. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's web site to share a memory and sign the guest register.