In Memory

Sharon Matthews (Bosarge)

Sharon Matthews (Bosarge)


Sharon Matthews Bosarge

BOSARGE Sharon Matthews Bosarge, 50, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2011, at the OSU Medical Center. Sharon was born November 15, 1960, in Middletown, Ohio. She is a 1979 graduate of Lebanon High School and a 1982 graduate of Miami University. From 1989 until her retirement in 2007 she worked for OCLC in Columbus where she was Product Marketing Manager. Sharon was a reader, cook, traveler and one who loved and lived with great joy! Her passions in life were family, friends, and making beautiful memories with them. Sharon was a rare breed who embodied both the wisdom of the ages and the innocence of a child. Her dedication to the people in her life and equality for all was steadfast. Sharon was an active participant in German Village and Schumacher Place activities, a member of the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club and enjoyed all the time spent at the lake with her many friends. She is and always will be sorely missed. Survivors include her beloved husband, George; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Matthews, Lebanon; brother, Brian Matthews, Portsmouth; grandmother, Helen Grove, Wilmington; sisters and brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by grandfather Donald Grove and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Matthews. There will be two memorial services for Sharon. One service will be held at the Lebanon United Methodist Church, 122 East Silver Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036 on Friday, November 18, at 11 a.m. and another will be held at the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215 on Saturday, November 19, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Lebanon United Methodist Church, Music Fund, 122 East Silver Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036 or Equality Ohio, 61 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Arrangements are by the EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Visit for condolences.




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11/05/11 01:43 PM #1    

Tina Blankenship (Hurtt)

My first memory of Sharon is from 5th grade. We had the same homeroom teacher. Her, Faith and I made a trio. We stayed good friends thru High school. We of course drifted as we all tend to do as we grow up and make our way in the world. We always had a good laugh when we reconnected. A big part of my growing up years included this special person and I am thankful she was part of it. It is ashame we lost her so young.

11/05/11 04:59 PM #2    

Lori Epp (Young)

  Sharon Matthews Bosarge
07/21/11 01:49 PM
  " Hate typos!!! I have tumors, NOT rumors in my abdomen HA!! If they were rumors wonder what they would be?????"

Thought Id share a recent line Sharon had written to me.  (above)    Way to fight Sharon. I'll always remember your friendship, the good times, your wit, your strong will, your positive influence.  You are free now, and happy.  We sure will miss you here. . See you in eternity!


11/07/11 07:55 AM #3    

Mark Powell

extremely  sorry to hear about sharon, classy person that will be missed!

11/07/11 03:24 PM #4    

Karen SideBottom (Harville)

I was just telling my fourteen year old daughter about Sharon on Saturday, having no idea that she had passed away.  We were looking at a framed cross-stitch sampler that hangs in my home. Sharon made it for my wedding 32 years ago.  It says " To Love and Be Loved is the Greatest Joy on Earth."  I know that Sharon experienced the greatest joy on earth. 

11/08/11 01:10 PM #5    

Tamara Franz (Wells)

Sweet, beautiful Sharon (you looked like a China Doll).


I will always remember you in that pink dress and beautiful smile you wore so well at the reunion.


May God wrap his loving arms around your family for comfort at this difficult time.


Rest now in Jesus arms Sweet Sharon.






11/11/11 05:15 PM #6    

Faith Spencer

 When Tina called me with the news of Sharon I was so shocked because I thought she was in remission.  I took the news very hard.  I had no idea she passed on my birthday.  How fitting.  She, Tina and myself did make a very tight threesome!  I will always remember her beautiful skin, her infamous intelligence and how neither of us could ever get away with anything in school since both our Mom's worked for the school.  She was so respected by all of us girls.  I saw her in Columbus about 14 years ago.  She looked exactly the same.  She seemed so very happy and we promised to get together for lunch one day.  All this time has passed and now so has she.  She influenced my life greatly and I will miss her.

11/13/11 12:17 PM #7    

Theresa Birich (Cole)

I will always remember how nice she was and how beautiful her hair was and how talented she was at playing the piano! I admire her courage through her illness, and it was great to see her at the reunion. Ipray her journey will be light and God will show his good graces upon her!!tbc

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