Sharon L. Ford, 78, of West Burlington, IA died Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Sharon was born August 31, 1939 in Egan, SD to Paul and Ada (Tuttle) Clark. Sharon was the Director of Southeast Iowa Community Action for 49 years. She had a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Sharon was a member of West Hill United Methodist Church, Burlington Civic Music, Rotary Club, and enjoyed giving to her community. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her children, Bible studies, singing with her church choir, shopping at Younker’s and Christopher and Banks, and getting her hair styled. She was a great cook and loved to bake.
Survivors include three daughters, Melissa (Robert) Scherzer of Randolph, NJ, Dedria Ford of Brighton, MO, and Theresa Desperela of HI; six sons, Samuel Ford of Burlington, Mark Ford of Marshall, MO, Rollie (Lori) Ford of Ford, TX, Davio Dakotublu of Brooklyn, NY, Charles Ford of IA, and Robert (Theresa) Ford of Columbus, OH; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Doherty; three brothers, Robert (Beverly) Clark, Larry (Lisa) Clark, and Rodney (Tanya) Clark; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, Paul Jr., two sisters, Marion Miller & Roberta “Bert” JoAnn Clark.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Egan United Methodist Church, Egan, SD with a graveside service to be at Hillside Cemetery, Egan.