HERBERT, Sharon I.
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Sharon Ilene Herbert, age 63 of Delton passed away on October 9, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Sharon was born on June 21, 1956 in Battle Creek to Edwin “Lee” and Dorothy (Wibalda) Herbert. Sharon graduated in 1983 from Hastings High School after attending Delton Kellogg schools through middle school. Sharon worked for EBI Breakthrough for many years. She was actively involved with the Special Olympics for 50 years, participating in track and field and bowling, winning several gold medals. Sharon enjoyed making new friends and talking on the phone. She loved Mickey Mouse, coloring, shopping, and traveling to see family. Sharon was an animal lover, especially dogs and cats. She loved her church family and was a longtime member of Faith United Methodist Church. Sharon will be remembered for her smile, enthusiasm, and confidence. Sharon is survived by her siblings, Sandee (Jim) Henricks, Sylvia (Douglas) Goebel, Brian (Bonnie) Herbert; nieces and nephews, Brandon (Candace) Henricks, Lindsay Henricks, Drew Goebel, Dylan Goebel, Nick Herbert, Lauren Herbert, Abigail Rogers, and Alex VanEenenaam; and great nephew Colton Henricks. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Monday, October 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home in Delton. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Bunch officiating. Burial will take place in East Hickory Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Michigan Special Olympics will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence for Sharon’s family.