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Sharon E. Tawney

Sharon E. Tawney, 73, went home to sing with the angels on December 16, 2021. She was born October 10, 1948 in New Martinsville, WV to the late Joe and Ada Leek. She worked as a legal secretary for 48 years. Sharon was a devout Christian from the time she was 8 years old. She was a Sunday School teacher and loved serving in the church whenever she could. Sharon spent her life dedicated to her Southern Gospel singing ministry which allowed her to travel and share her faith through her talent. But to her, her greatest achievement was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Steve Miller. She is survived by her husband of 19 years Virgil Tawney; sons, Steve Miller, Michael (Lois) Miller; step-son, Tom (Kathleen) Tawney; sisters, Cheryl (Tom) Hardgrove, Brenda Leek; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Bacher-Moore Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton on
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held at Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR BOTH VISITATION AND SERVICE. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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There are no words. There was always something about her and her voice - a quality - that you really can't put into words. Her songs always offered a hope and comfort beyond life on earth to the believer as well as the non believer. We will be forever grateful that our God crossed our paths nearly 40 years ago and blessed us with a sister ,a friend and encourager and always a woman of God. An example to strive for .Her voice is not silenced it sings now in the Heavenly choir with those who have gone on before .She (and Virgil ) was loved and cherished by all who knew her .Thank you ,her family for sharing her ,with us ! We are here for you ,if you should need us. ~because of grace Karl and Darcy

Karl and Darcy Dec 21 2021 2:17 PM

Lovely lady and always friendly. She will surely be missed. God bless her family.

Don and Sandra Kontner Westlake Ohio Dec 21 2021 2:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharon Tawney

Sandra Kontner Dec 21 2021 1:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharon Tawney

Darcy Dec 21 2021 1:55 PM

There are no words .There was always something about her voice - a quality - that you really can't put into words, Her songs always left a feeling of hope and comfort to the believer as well as the non believer a hope for life beyond the grave .Her voice is not silenced it is now among the voices of the Heavenly choir .We will always be grateful God crossed for our paths crossing nearly 40 years ago bonding us in Christian love and blessing us beyond measure. She was our sister, our friend and encourager. Our sadness at her homegoing is lessened in knowing we will see her again .Thank you for sharing her beauty with us. We are here if you need anything from us.Love always Karl and Darcy

Karl and Darcy Blankenhorn Dec 21 2021 1:55 PM

There is a voice missing in our chorus here. Sharon had a smile that encouraged hearts, her sweet spirit reflected her love for her Savior.
For me, she is a woman of God, she faced each day knowing that God was in charge and would provide her needs.
When she sang it was worship and a call to everyone to draw closer to Jesus Christ.
Yes, our chorus here will miss her voice, but she waits for us to join her at our Lord's throne.

Brenda and Charles Jarvis Dec 21 2021 9:19 AM

So sorry I will sure miss her. A great person.

Kermit Haddox Dec 20 2021 7:16 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by her +60-family. She was a great blessing!
Love and prayers,
Pastors Larry and Janie Hostetler

Janie Hostetler Dec 19 2021 1:51 AM

sincere sympathy to Virgil and family she was such a beautiful singer and person

Brenda G Ewing Dec 18 2021 3:31 PM

Sharon and Virgil were guests at our church in Bristolville several times . We just loved their singing and their sweet Christian spirit. Condolances to her family and friends.

Marsha Moffatt Dec 18 2021 1:55 AM

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