Sharon A. Latare, 84, of Oxford Junction, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Clarence Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Oxford Junction, with burial at the Mayflower Cemetery. Friends called on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Oxford Junction.

Sharon Ann was born on Dec. 29, 1934, in Oxford Mills to Kenneth D. Jeffery and Francis Fritz Kuehl. She graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1952. On Jan. 17, 1953, Sharon was united in marriage to Melvin J. Latare at the United Methodist Church in Oxford Junction. She worked as the city clerk in Oxford Junction and spent her time raising her children and helping on their farm.

Sharon was a member of the United Methodist Church in Oxford Junction, the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday school for many years and was on the administrative board and held the position of treasurer for many years. She enjoyed cooking, canning, planting her flowers and playing pinochle with her friends.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda (Mark) Ingwersen, Brad (LeeAnn) Latare, Lyndon Latare and Danette (Clay) Pestka; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, with two on the way; two brothers, Gaylord Jeffery of Oxford Junction and Randy (Nancy) Kuehl of Anamosa; a brother-in-law, Jim O’Grady of Lawn Oak, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Mona Kay Jeffery of Wyoming.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Judy O’Grady; a brother, Kenneth Jeffery; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Jeffery; and her loving husband of 66 years.

Memorials may be directed to the family in Sharon’s honor.  

The family of Sharon would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Pinicon Place and the staff at Clarence Nursing Home for the great care they gave to her.

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