Sharon A Pitts, 74, Crawfordsville, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Lane House Nursing Home.
She was born June 1, 1942 in Lafayette.
She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1960. She married Larry W. Pitts in 1960. She and Larry moved their family to Lynchburg, Va. in August 1971 where Larry attended Liberty University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. They moved to Reed City, Mich. in November of 1976 where he served as Pastor until 1979. They moved to Lafayette and planted a church in November 1979. Due to ill health, Mr. Pitts had to give up the pastoral ministry. Mrs. Pitts worked as a volunteer at the Pregnancy Crisis Center in West Lafayette. When the children were all, but one, out of school, she started working at Purdue University where worked for 15 years as a secretary and then retired. In January 2014, the couple moved to Crawfordsville where they attended Rock Point Church. Mrs. Pitts assisted in Bible studies by helping prepare all the paperwork that needed to be done for the Bible study. She volunteered for several activities that the church hosted. Mrs. Pitts’ greatest joy was serving God, her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and church. She enjoyed basket making, ceramics, and most kinds of crafts. She loved enjoying the work her husband, Larry, did in the yard and garden. Her greatest desire would be that her whole family would one day join her in heaven. One of her greatest joys was to be able to be a stay-at-home mom raising her four children while they were still in school.
Survivors in addition to her husband include four children, W. Craig Pitts, L. Michael (Jennifer) Pitts, Lori L. (Brad) Pitts Wesley and Stephanie A. (David) Pitts Freeman; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Leontine Westall Ungersma; her father, Hilbert W. Ungersma; and two brothers, Ronald L. Ungersma and Thomas A. Ungersma.
Cremation was chosen with services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Thompson officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects two hours prior to service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Rock Point Church in Crawfordsville.
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