Sharon Miller, 76 of rural Creston entered eternal rest on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. A public Graveside service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, May 29, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery in Creston, IA. Father Adam Westphal, Celebrant. The family will be present to receive friends from 4:30-6:30 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. The family requests those in attendance to please wear a face covering due to the current CoronaVirus Pandemic. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Sharon Kay Miller was born in BelleFourche, South Dakota on February 29, 1944, the daughter of John “George” Miller and Emily (Schoeneman) Miller. The family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska when Sharon was a young girl and she was educated in the Lincoln Public Schools. Following her high school graduation, Sharon later met Paul Britten who was stationed at the Lincoln Air Force Base. Sharon and Paul were later married and the couple moved to Iowa in the early 1960’s and made their home on a farm in Adams County, IA. Two children were born to bless their union: Machelle and Troy.
Sharon worked alongside Paul at Britten Manufacturing as a Bookkeeper and Secretary for 17 years. Paul and Sharon were later divorced and Sharon resided in Marshalltown, IA for a few years and lived in Des Moines, IA for many years. Sharon worked for Western Auto for 4 years and as a Certified Nurse Aide for 3 years. In 2008, Sharon returned to the family farm to care for Paul and remained in the Adams County area the remainder of her life. Paul preceded her in death in 2009.
Sharon had several hobbies and interests in her life. She loved to Bowl, where she participated for many years in Bowling Leagues. She also loved to go Square Dancing and enjoyed tending to her large vegetable garden.
Preceding Sharon in death were her parents; her brother, Allen in 1966; her ex-husband, Paul and a special friend, Robert Hoepker.
Sharon is survived by her two children: Machelle (husband Dan) Smith of Lexington, NE and Troy (wife Amy) Britten of Creston, IA; 4 grandchildren: Emily, Kenzie, Connor and Kaycie; Sharon is also survived by her sister, Roxie (husband Harvey) Schneider of Pawnee City, NE; 2 nephews; a niece; and step-son, Troy (wife Corina) Hoepker of Cromwell, IA.