July 2, 1941 - January 16, 2019
Sharon Dunlap, 77, of Zanesville, passed peacefully in the arms of her husband at 8:38 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. She was surrounded by family and friends. She was born July 2, 1941 in Wheeling, W.Va. to the late Alexander and Evelyn (Fischer) Defibaugh. She was a retired R.N. at Genesis Healthcare and a member of Zanesville Christian and Missionary Alliance. She attended Union High School in Benwood, W.Va and Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Wheeling, W.Va. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Delmer Dunlap, daughters Susan (Christopher Bogush) Dunlap, Lynda (Brian) Hoyle, and Debbie (Ben) Henney, grandchildren Dean and Laura Hoyle, brother Larry (Libby) Defibaugh, nephews Brady (Danielle) Defibaugh, Tanner (Ashly) Defibaugh, Casey Defibaugh and niece Kiley Defibaugh, great nephews Michael and Brantley Defibaugh and great niece Addelyn Defibaugh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by mother-in-law Hazel Dunlap and sister-in-law Terry Defibaugh. Sharon spent her life in service of others, and was honored as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in 2018. Throughout her nursing career she touched the lives of many patients and their families. However, the center of her world was always her family. She dedicated her life to making a comfortable home for her husband, daughters, grandchildren and all the extended family. She loved planting and caring for the flowers in her yard and watching the many birds that would visit each year. We will miss her funny, emoji filled texts and Facebook comments. Our whole family is eternally grateful for the love and support provided by Sharon’s close friend, Pam Hogue. We would also like to thank all the caregivers at Genesis Cancer Center and Genesis Hospice. Family and friends may call from 3 PM and 7 PM on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at HILLIS, COMBS & NESTOR FUNERAL HOME, 935 FOREST AVE., ZANESVILLE where funeral services will be held at 11AM on Monday, January 21, 2018 with Rev. Andy Winters officiating. She will be laid to rest at St. Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Miracle League of Muskingum Valley, PO Box 185, Zanesville, OH 43702-0185 or Zanesville Christian and Missionary Alliance, Buzz Benson Mission Fund, 545 Richey Road, Zanesville, OH 43701.
Sharon Dunlap, 77, of Zanesville, passed peacefully in the arms of her husband at 8:38 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. She was surrounded by family and friends. She was born July 2, 1941 in Wheeling, W.Va. to the late Alexander and Evelyn... View Obituary & Service Information
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