With much sadness, we’ve been informed that PCC Sharon Parker passed away on December 27th. PCC Sharon was District Governor of 13-B 2007-2008 and then served as Council Chairperson for MD-13 2008-2009. Though dealing with health issues the last several years, she stayed active in her district and the multiple, especially the last 2 years as she travelled with her daughter, PCC/PDG Kerry to Lions events throughout the state. Her gentle spirit, infectious smile and her commitment to serving others will be missed.
Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral arrangements and her obituary are below.
MDS Debbie Luttrell
Sharon K. Parker (nee Milliron) passed away on December 27, 2022, at University Hospital from complications from Parkinson's Disease.
Sharon was born April 18, 1947, in Fremont, Ohio to Norah (nee Wilkins) and Albert Milliron. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1965 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Kent State in 1969. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard Parker, in June 1970.
Sharon's life is a story of servant leadership. She retired in 2012 from Amherst Exempted Village Schools, after 35 years in education - deaf education, preschool education, and special education. Each of her students held a special place in her heart and memories. Her own grandchildren were her joy - storytimes, concerts, plays, and days playing at Grandma's.
Sharon was a leader in nearly every group she worked with, striving to help others - with resources, mentorship, a thoughtful word, or needed support. She volunteered countless hours as a Scout leader, as a EHSPMB Band Booster, and as a member of Grace Lutheran Church - dedicating her time and talents to Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Altar Guild, and knitting Prayer shawls. She served as the head of the Church Education Commission.
Sharon was very active with the Lions Clubs of Ohio, a dedicated member and leader with the Lorain Harbor Lions Club for over twenty-five years. She is a Melvin Jones Progressive fellow. She served as Lions District Governor and as Ohio Council Chair from 2008-2009. She served on many committees, including service as district and state chairperson for the Lions Club International Foundation for eight years. In everything she did, Sharon made those she worked with a part of her extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and her parents. She is survived by her three children, Kerry Parker, Nikki Young (Chris), and Brent Parker (Marianne), all of Elyria, and grandchildren Kyle, Kate (Mark), Lilly, Kirsten, Kody, Emmy and Holly, and brother James (Susan) Milliron of West Linn, OR.
Friends and family can call Tuesday from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria. There will be a Lions Memorial service at 7pm which is open to all friends and family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11am at Grace Lutheran Church, 9685 East River Rd., Elyria, with a viewing at 10-11am. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria. Reverend Robert Weldon, Pastor of the Church, to officiate.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grace Lutheran Church at the address above or to the Lions Clubs International Foundation, either online at www.lcif.org/donate or sent to: Lions Clubs International Foundation, Department 4547, Carol Stream, IL 60122.