Sharon Kay (Snee) Harris, age 75, entered into Eternal Life on Friday, September 24, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her children. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Joseph F. "Franz" Harris, her parents, sisters Nancy (Jay) Neiman, Donna Apostleou, and many dear family and friends. Loving mother to Heidi (Arthur) Varner, Gretchen (Brad) Bertani, Christopher (Emily) Harris and Michael Harris. Adored Nana of Madeleine, Grant, Lydia, Gretchen, Joey, Lindsey, Jack, McKenzie, Kate, Caden & Lila. Also survived by sister Jan (John) McCarroll, brother-in-law Tom (Mary) Harris, Kathleen (David-deceased) Harris, many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Sharon was a lifelong resident of Grandview Heights, Ohio and 1964 graduate of GHHS. Sharon met the love of her life, Franz, her Freshman year in college and the two married in 1965.Together they served faithfully in their home parishes of St. Christopher, where she taught PSR and built the church playground; and also at Our Lady of Victory, where she ministered the Eucharist to homebound, helped with fish fries and launched the annual church festival. Sharon was the consummate hostess and generously served others. She opened her home to friends, family, exchange students, and anyone in need of a warm meal or place to stay. She loved volunteering for her children's school and activities. She never missed an event, would act as team photographer and even hosted their coaches and teams after nearly every game. Later, she cherished being on the sidelines and in the audience cheering on her grandchildren. Sharon took challenges head-on and was always ready for adventure. She played tennis, skied, built furniture, renovated her family home, backpacked across Europe, and took her granddaughter on mission to Honduras. Never one to miss the action, weeks before she gave birth to twin boys, she organized and played in a tennis fundraiser. As Parkinson's invaded her life, she fought hard exercising with her group at David Zid's "Delay the Disease". Early in her career, Sharon worked construction and greeted customers at Harris Family Opticians. After her children graduated Sharon launched an incredibly successful second-act becoming a top realtor with Coldwell Banker-King Thompson. She thrived helping families buy and sell homes.
The family would like to thank her long time helper, Diana Shelton, and her kind caregivers at Griswold, Westminster Thurber and Capital City Hospice along with the many friends who provided her comfort and companionship. Sharon's final Facebook post exemplified her legacy, it said simply "I love".
Visitation 4-7pm WEDNESDAY, September 29th at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. 5th Avenue. Friends and family are asked to gather for her Funeral Mass at 10:00am on THURSDAY, September 30th at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1559 Roxbury Road. Burial, Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in memory of "Sharon" to the Grandview Heights Alumni Association for the Harris Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 12116, Columbus, Ohio 43212. Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com. Sharon wanted all of her friends and family to make a difference. Serve God by serving others!