|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1947|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 2012|
"Sharon Sue (Cushman) Bacon age 64, died unexpectedly, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in I.U. Health Hospital, Lafayette. Sharon died as a result of brain hemorrhage. She was born in Williamsport, November 29, 1947 daughter of the late Albert ‘Peck' and Kathryn Stokes Cushman. She had been married to John Bacon and he preceded her in death. She was a lifetime resident of the Newtown area.
Sharon was a proud graduate of Richland Township High School in 1965. She had been employed by Dri-All Driers and Emerald Acres in New Richmond. Sharon loved the farm life and enjoyed being a part of the Richland Township Farming Community. She considered herself just one of the ‘boys'. Sharon retired from Clarian-Arnett Health Systems where she was a medical records coordinator for eight years. Sharon had a passion for music. For 45 years served as pianist/organist for her church in Newtown where she also served as the long-time choir director. Under her leadership, dramatic Christmas Cantatas, Easter Services, Veterans Day services as well as her normal direction could move a congregation to tears. She leaves a legacy which will be difficult to match. She was a lifetime member of the former Newtown United Methodist Church, now the Newtown Community Church. For 50 years Sharon played for over 100 funerals and 120 weddings for family members and friends. She had also belonged to LA Chorale Music Club, Quigle-Palin American Legion Auxiliary.
Sharon's quick wit and dry sense of humor have long been a fixture in the Newtown community. She is a legend, her stories will be exchanged for years to come. To know her was to love her, she will be sorely missed by all.
Survivors are: Daughter, Teresa Vaughn and Son, Seth (wife Shi) Bacon both of rural Wingate. Her companion William ‘Bill' Robinson, Newtown. Sister: Donna (George) Deel of Hillsboro. Brother: Donald Cushman of Thayne, WY. Her four special grandchildren: Kaley and Luke Vaughn, Bella Marie and Scott Johnathon Bacon. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and sister Janet in 1963.
Her family will receive guests, Saturday, February 25, 2012 3p.m.-8 p.m. at Family & Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. A celebration of the life of Sharon will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Parks officiating. Following the service, in keeping with Sharon's wishes, cremation will follow. She will be inurned at Newtown Cemetery beside her sister at a later date. Her family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Newtown Community Church or Newtown Cemetery, envelopes will be available at the funeral home."
Albert Thurman Cushman (1922 - 1987)
Kathryn Jane Stokes Cushman (1925 - 2008)
John Charles Bacon (1946 - 2001)*
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: Feb 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85632195