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SHARON I. SHIVELY, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 5:18 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born on Feb. 14, 1944 at Lucky Hospital, Wolf Lake, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Isabelle (Scheurich) Hartman. Sharon attended the Albion Schools and graduated from Albion-Jefferson High School with the Class of 1962. She went on to obtain her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from IPFW. Sharon married Larry Shively on Feb. 24, 1963, in Albion. She was an elementary school teacher for the Fort Wayne Community Schools for many years. Sharon enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling extensively. She was a very vibrant and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, aunt, and friend. Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Larry Shively of Fort Wayne; children, Candace (Dennis) Delanoy of Churubusco, Aaron (Holli) Shively of Fort Wayne, and Andrea (Eddie) Gallagher of San Diego, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harold Hartman. Funeral service for Sharon is 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Blue River Church of the Brethren, 3040 East 700 North, Columbia City, with calling one hour prior. Friends may also call from 2 to 8 p.m Wednesday July 6, 2016 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Burial will follow in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. To send a condolence or to sign the online guest register, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jul. 5, 2016.
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July 12, 2016
Dear Larry,
I am so sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. I was out of town at the time and only just saw it in my paper. Such a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I personally understand what is ahead for you. Sincerely, Beth
Beth Schiebell
July 6, 2016
I did not know Sharon very long but I remember her as such a kind person. When I started to work for FWCS as an assistant my first classroom was her 4th grade class at Arlington. She was so patient as I learned the job. I grew up in parochial schools and my first experience with public education was working. I was not sure what to expect. On Sharon's desk was a magnet with a bible verse. She was my first indication of how kind and giving the staff I would work with would be. When I would run into her after she retired she always had a smile. I am sure your family will greatly miss her. I pray peace and comfort for your family during this time.
Valarie Messerschmidt
July 5, 2016
Dear Larry: we were shocked to hear the news of Sharon's death. We hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
Anne and John Ott
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