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 www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.