Sharon J. Marquez
CHILLICOTHE: Sharon J. Marquez, 66, of Chillicothe, passed away from this life at 2:08 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013, with her husband by her side, in Select Specialty Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born November 6, 1946, in Clarksburg, Ohio, the daughter of John Franklin and Berniece Kinnamon Johnson. At the age of 6 she gained a step-father, Frank Treherne, who was a large part of her life.
On October 10, 1964, she married her husband of 48.5 years Ephraim "Joe" Marquez, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Juli Marquez, of Chillicothe and her long-time boyfriend Gary Wolford; Tricia (Mike) Cagg, of Gallatin, TN and Johanna (Caleb) Ratcliff, of Fort Hood, TX; Sharon leaves behind six grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart, Daniel (Latisha) Cash, Zachory (Vikki) Cash, Heather (Jesse) Boullion, Ronald (Cortnie) Stotridge, Ryan Stotridge and Hannah Cagg; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Calvin Ratcliff, Jayden Cash and Izabella Boullion; sisters, Rose (Ron) Ross, of Chillicothe and Dianna Sims, of TX; numerous nieces and nephews; many in-laws; and many friends including her very best friend of 46 years, Diane Dehamer, of Chino-Valley, AZ. She was predeceased by her parents; stepfather; brothers, Donald Johnson, Franklin Johnson,Jr. and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Sharon retired from Chillicothe Correctional Institute where she was employed for 16 years until she was medically retired.
Sharon found God at Real Joy Community Fellowship. She had a large family of brothers and sisters in Christ and loved them all as if they were her very own family.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Tony Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Wares from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com