Sharlene Ann (Van Noy) Colton

Born: Wed., Jul. 24, 1935
Died: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 08, 2018
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Tue., Jan. 09, 2018
Location: Granville Center Church of Christ

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Sharlene A. Colton, 82, a long-time resident of Granville Summit, PA passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Friday, January 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Sharlene Ann was born July 24, 1935 at her family’s farm in West Burlington Twp., a daughter of the late Alfred and Gertrude (Coons) Van Noy.  She attended Troy Area Schools and in 1951, married and began raising a family.
Sharlene had worked various jobs in the Troy and Canton areas over the years, which included waitressing at Troy Edgewood’s, working at American Silk, Canton Manufacturing and the Artistic Card Company. She also performed household and childcare duties for various families throughout the area.  She was an excellent seamstress; sewing and mending clothes for everyone who knew of her talents.  But above all, Sharlene’s main focus throughout her life was always her family.  She prided herself in her homemaking abilities, especially cooking, cleaning, sewing and gardening.
She was a tireless worker who put other’s needs above her own.  Sharlene enjoyed first and foremost quilting, sewing, and spending time with her family, which included cheering her sons and grandsons on at tractor pulling events.  She also loved playing cards and board games like Scrabble and Aggravation.  In her earlier years, she had enjoyed bowling in a women’s league.  Sharlene was a member of Granville Center’s Church of Christ, the quilting club Loose Threads and Canton’s Women of the Moose Lodge 981.

Surviving are her five children, Michael (Darialee) Colton of Shinglehouse, David (Bonnie) Colton and Samuel (Renee) Colton all of Granville, Cathy (Skip) Martin of Mansfield and Angie (Steven) Slotter of Selinsgrove; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, her sister; Doris Crawford of Sugar Run, two sisters-in-law; Roxann (Richard) Margeson of Horseheads, NY and Joann Colton of Wellsboro, three brothers-in-law; Mac (Nancy) Colton of Bridgeport, WV, Daniel (Debbie) Colton of Roaring Branch, James (Brenda) Colton of Granville, close friend; Marcia Martin of Granville, several nieces, nephews, cousins, step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sharlene was predeceased by two brothers; Kenneth (Gladys) Van Noy and Carlyle (Eloise) Van Noy, her children’s father; Samuel Colton, parents-in-law; Wilbur and Carmella Colton and two brothers-in-law; Niles Colton and Lloyd Crawford.  

Her family invites friends to call 5 – 7 p.m. Monday at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  A memorial service will be held at the Granville Center Church of Christ at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, with Pastor Lee Modlin officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery when weather permits.  In lieu of flowers, Sharlene would have appreciated memorials in her name to the Granville Center Church of Christ, c/o  19321 RT. 414 Monroeton, PA 18832.  Share condolences at

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Mark and Barb Morgan
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful woman. Always caring and friendly to everyone.

Linda Lamphere
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Dave and family - So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. May she rest in peace.

Teresa Pepper
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
To the Colton family,
Your mother was a very special lady. I hope your memories will help you through these difficult times. God Bless you Sharlene

Laura and Dave Perry
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Dave, Bonnie and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Sharlene's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers with the loss of your mother. May you find comfort in your memories and in knowing others are thinking of you. Laura and Dave

Gloria Colton
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
A truly wonderful person who taught many the power of love, hard work and dedication. Her many talents were amazing. You will be sadly missed, Sharlene. Thank you for your life lessons, kind words and friendly conversations over the years. Rest now in the arms of the angels and reap the peace you so richly deserve.

Connie Beers
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Sam-Renee and Family- So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
Connie Beers

Tim, Marybeth Bolt and Family
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Just a note to let you know your family is in our thought and prayers. Sharlene was the sweetest person and she will be greatly missed. We are so sorry for your lose. She is at home with the Lord, who she dearly loves and someday we will see her again. May God comfort you.
With Great Sympathy, The Tim Bolt Family

   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
We will miss her so much at Loose Threads, such a willing worker and good friend. She was so talented!

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