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Sharon Roberts

Born: Thu., Apr. 24, 1941
Died: Mon., Sep. 18, 2017


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 22, 2017
Location: Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Coquille Chapel

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 23, 2017
Location: Myrtle Crest Memorial Gardens

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Skyline Baptist Church

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Mrs. Sharon Eunice (Brown) Roberts was born April 24, 1941 in Little Willow, Wisconsin to Rodney Orville and Edith Wilma (Scott) Brown.  She left this earth for heaven on September 18, 2017 from her home in Coquille.

Sharon grew up in Wisconsin and Kentucky, graduating from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky with a teaching degree.  Sharon accepted a call to teach the children of missionaries in Japan, spending five years teaching there and falling in love with the Japanese culture.  This love was life long.

Her supervisor in Japan was from Coquille, Oregon and asked her to apply for a teaching position there.  She was offered a job and taught in the Coquille School district for over 30 years.  She taught many elementary grades before settling on 2nd grade for most of her career.

Students remember her hands-on approach to teaching using crafts, cooking foods from Japan and other countries and expressing feelings through acrostics.

Sharon loved working with children.  Her love was reflected in children’s ministries from neighborhood kids to school to Sunday School and Missionettes.  A highlight was always coordinating Christmas programs both at school and at church.

She and her husband of 41 years, Hershel, attended the Coquille Assembly of God church for most of their lives, moving to Skyline Baptist Church in recent years to worship with their daughter and family.

Sharon loved to travel and carried this love into her marriage.  She and Hershel were thrilled to be able to travel to Israel as well as make many trips within the continental United States, many times with their children along and often visiting family along the way.  Camping was a lifelong pleasure, especially meeting friends every year at the Rogue River Huntley Park.

Sharon collected teacups and beautiful dishes that she loved to share at Mother/Daughter teas and when hosting dinners in her home, especially during the holidays. 

Sharon served the Coquille community for years heading up the food pantry.  She served as a deaconess, met with a group of friends once a week for cards and fellowship, and enjoyed attending SAM luncheons at Skyline.

 Sharon is survived by her husband, Hershel; children Mark Roberts, Kari Hughes, Douglas Roberts and Kimberly Payne; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild; sisters, Judy Sapp of Hawkinsville, Georgia and Joyce Johnson of LaValle, Wisconsin; brother, David Brown of Houston, Texas and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Rosemary Walker.

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Sharon Roberts Bailey
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
My dear Brother & family,
So sorry for the loss of your sweet wife and our prayers are with you and the family in this time of sorrow.
Ed & Sharon Bailey

Glendene Geurin
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017
To our dear cousin Hershel Roberts, we are so very sorry for you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We live you and yours!! Nolan & Glendene Geurin, Wagoner OK

Karen Johnson
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. I learned a lot from this lady when I first started working for the school district in the good old days. Sharon was dear to the hearts of many. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Chuck and Chris Calley
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017
I was honored to work with Sharon for thirty years in the Coquille schools. She was an excellent teacher who had a giant heart for children and her fellow teachers. I learned of her high standards for students and her equally high love of them when I substituted for her a few times. She was always well prepared and eager to share her techniques and ideas with parents and fellow teachers. Sharon Roberts was simply a first-class person, teacher and friend. This world will miss her sweet spirit. Chuck Calley

Audrey Russell Royer
   Posted Sun September 24, 2017
I worked with Sharon in Coquille for many years. She was a creative , caring teacher, and a good friend. Cheerful and upbeat, she had a world of friends who enjoyed her company and sought her wisdom..We were Delta Kappa Gamma members together with teachers from through out the county and enjoyed talking and sharing . My condolences to Sharon's family. She was a wonderful person with a kind Christian heart. She will be remembered fondly.

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