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Sharon McManus

Obituary for Sharon McManus

August 18, 1939 - February 17, 2020
Holland, Michigan | Age 80

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Sharon V. McManus, age 80, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2020 after a brief illness with a rare form of cancer.

Sharon was born in Grand Rapids, MI and graduated from Byron Center High School in 1957. She holds a degree from North Central College and a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. Sharon had a distinguished teaching career for 32 years where she taught at Bowling Green State University and Bowling Green City Schools.

An active member of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) since 1961, Sharon received the organization's highest national honor, the Distinguished Service Award in 2014. For many years, she served as a delegate for the International Federation for Home Economics; this took her on a number of adventures to places around the world.

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Susan McManus of OH; brother, David (Ruth) Arendsen of IL; brother-in-law, Larry (Faye) McManus of OH; and special friend, Dick Stafford of MI. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Vera Arendsen, and her husband, Thomas R. McManus.

Calling hours will be at Noon on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Christ Memorial Church in Holland, MI followed by funeral at 1:00 pm officiated by Rev. Bill Boersma and Rev. Steve VanderMolen.

Burial will be next to her husband, Tom, in Windham Cemetery, Windham, Ohio. A graveside service will be held at Noon on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Memorial contributions in Sharon's honor may be given to the Sharon V. McManus Education Scholarship Fund, c/o Hope College, PO Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422-9000.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Sharon V. McManus Education Scholarship
    Hope College
    PO Box 9000
    Holland, MI 49422-9000

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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