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Sharon L. Ball

August 29, 1946 — May 16, 2020

Sharon L. Ball  “loving wife, mother, and Beamie”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Sharon L. Ball, 73, of Shinglehouse, passed away in her home with her loving family by her side on Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a long illness.

Born on Thursday, August 29, 1946 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of James and Barbara Gardner Murphy. On June 5, 1965 in Olean, she married Martin L. “Marty” Ball, who passed away on September 19, 2006.

Sharon was a graduate of Olean High School, Class of 1964. In her younger years, Sharon worked for the former AVX Corporation in Olean and for the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse. She was then employed as a driver for LabCorp and was later employed at the Dialysis Center of the Olean General Hospital, Olean. She also worked as a temporary receptionist for Doctors Singh and Nadella in Shinglehouse. Lastly before her retirement, she was employed by the physical therapy department at the Olean General Hospital.

Sharon attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a dedicated EMT and member of the Shinglehouse Ambulance Association. She was an Automated External Defibrillator instructor and was a member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary. Sharon served as a notary for many years. Sharon enjoyed going for scooter rides with her beloved dog, Rusty, at her side. She loved animals and playing Solitaire. She loved the weekly Sunday family dinners at her home with her loving children and grandchildren.

Sharon was predeceased by her parents and her husband.

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria L. “Vickie” Harris of Shinglehouse and Valerie J. (Bill) Harvey of St. Petersburg, Florida; a son, David M. (Diane) Ball of Limestone, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Steven, Tony, Tiffany, Jeremy, Issac, Alyssa, Earl and Shelby; four great-grandchildren, Ellie, Katherine, Eli, and Sawyer; and seven step-siblings.

Friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 2pm on Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Sharon’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Sharon, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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