Sharon M. Farnsworth

CLARE — Sharon M. Farnsworth, age 60 of Clare formerly of Evart, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011. Sharon was born the daughter of Keith and Mary Ann (Slater) Barnhart on June 21, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant. Sharon had moved from Evart to Clare 2 years ago; she was an avid bowler and enjoyed sewing. She was very supportive of her children’s sporting events and never missed a game. She loved her grandchildren and will be missed by all that knew her. Sharon had been attending the New Hope Fellowship Missionary Church in Loomis.

Sharon is survived by her mother Mary Ann Barnhart of Clare; a daughter Jana (Travis) Gilmore of Clare; sons Cliff Farnsworth of Lake Orion and Justin (Kate) Farnsworth of Elgin, Oklahoma; her siblings, twin sister Karen (Don) Kushmaul of Coleman, Keith Barnhart, Jr. of Clare, Jerry (Christine) Barnhart of Farwell, Shari (Greg) Armstead of Beaverton and Mary (Robert) Klenke of Lake George; 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Sharon was predeceased by her father; a sister Frances Hainstock and a niece Derinda Barnhart.

Services will take place on at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at the New Hope Fellowship Missionary Church with Pastor Charlie Green officiating. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in the Sylvan Twp. Cemetery near Evart. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Fellowship Missionary Church. On-line guestbook at