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Sharon Lee (McCarthy) Mitchell, age 82, of Ludington and Jenison, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, 2019. She was born on April 29, 1937, in Ludington, Michigan to the late David and Eva (Steingraber) McCarthy. She married Robert James Mitchell in September of 1955. They celebrated 41 years together before Bob passed away on January 4, 1996. Sharon was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ludington and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Scottville.

Survivors include her five children, Susan (Mike) Schneider, Bob (Sue) Mitchell, Bruce (Leah) Mitchell, Sara Hinken, and Jamie (Jim) Varenhorst; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Donald (Ruth), David (Liz), and Dennis (Martha) McCarthy; and many special nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; son-in-law, Kelly Hinken; infant brother, Bruce; and sister-in-law, Karen McCarthy.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Sharon’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the ICU staff at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Kim Klopfenstein on December 24, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.🙏💕🙏💕

  2. Anna Nixon on December 24, 2019 at 10:53 am


  3. Jennifer Sherman on December 24, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Jamie, there are no words for how sorry I am to hear of your mom’s passing. My heart breaks for you and your family. I feel blessed that I had the chance to know her. She was a wonderful person. My fondest memory was when she attended our wedding and danced with us girls. She will always be in my heart. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

  4. Jennifer Sunday on December 24, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

    Doug, Jennifer, Corey, Kevin and Ashlee Sunday

  5. Gayle Garrett Robinson on December 27, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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