Obituary for Sharon Heilman

Written by on June 10, 2019

Sharon Heilman, 80, of Kenton, passed away at 6:35am on Friday June 7, 2019, at her residence. She was born on July 16, 1938, in Delaware County to the late J. Ray and Opal Parrott. She married Max Benjamin Heilman on December 27, 1959, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2018.

Sharon is survived by her five children: Marsha Watkins, Marlene Jolliff, Doug Heilman, and Mindy Osborn, all of Kenton, and Marian Gelpi of Dublin, Ohio. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren: Trent Watkins, Graham Watkins, Olivia Watkins, Ashley Jolliff, Jacob Jolliff, Jarrett Jolliff, Daryk Heilman, Devin Heilman, Darion Heilman, Danyel Heilman, Curtis Morris, Cassie Hollis, Carrie Morris, Calyn Morris, Kirsten Osborn, and Lily Osborn; two great-grandchildren: Brayson and Trace; her brother, Jim Parrott; and her sisters: Marcy Shepherd, Joan Howison, and Marilyn Arn.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Elwood Parrott; and her sisters: June Griffith and Eileen Parrott.

Sharon was a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she earned her teaching certificate and taught for 2 years, before becoming a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Kenton, where she was involved in the United Methodist Women’s Group, Elizabeth Circle, Chancel Choir, and a Sunday School Teacher for 60 years.

She served on the Hardin County Hospice Board, Mistletoe Ball Committee, and was a member of the Hardin County Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, Minerva Literary Guild, the Revolutions Trio, and a had been a 4-H Advisor for Goshen Girls.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church, Kenton. Pastor Jonathan Hanover will officiate. Burial will be in McKendree Cemetery, Hardin County. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home, Kenton, and for 1 hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service at church. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Kenton and/or Hardin County Community Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at

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