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Dorothy H. "Sis" Sharer, 101, a resident of Garvey Manor and formerly of Tyrone, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at the Manor.
She was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Tyrone, a daughter of the late Oscar Lewis Sr. and Ruth B. (Weston) Hample. On Nov. 25, 1936, in Cumberland, Md., she married Robert D. Sharer Sr., who preceded her on July 14, 1990.

Sis was a 1936 graduate of Tyrone High School.
She had been employed at Sears Robuck Catalog Store, Tyrone and was co-owner of Clover Farm Grocery Store, Northwood.
She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Rita. She had been active with the Tyrone Area Girl Scouts, helped design the Tyrone High School yearbook, and wrote articles for the Spokesman newspaper.
Sis loved children and enjoyed canning, quilting, crocheting, and her dog Marcie.

Surviving are five daughters, Carole Jean Gill (Gerald), of Tyrone, Bonnie Lou Ashcroft (Ron), of State College, Catherine D.. Gergely, (Richard) of Tyrone, Dorothy A. (Robin) Olley (Matthew), of Mifflinburg, and Pamela B. Wagner, of Mifflinburg; one son, Robert D. Jr. (Edie B.), of Tyrone; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Joseph E. Wagner, of Danville.
She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by four brothers, Leo, Eugene, Oscar "Bud" and George Hample.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m.Thursday at the Feller Memorial Home, 817 W. 15th St., Tyrone. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Church with Father Jozef Kovacik as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Bald Eagle Cemetery.
Published on December 26, 2017
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