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Obituary of Sharon Louise Bensinger
Sharon Louise Bensinger
Sharon Louise Bensinger, 77, passed away on March 14, 2020. She was born September 3, 1942 to Walter and Mary Alice (Tupper) Thocker in Lansing, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Warren Lee Bensinger; daughter, Mary (Russell) O’Blenes; son, Gordon Todd (Gloria) Stoney; stepdaughter, Lisa Michelle Bensinger; stepsons, Jeff (Kelly) Bensinger and Jon (Stephanie) Bensinger; 2 grandchildren, Kayleigh and Kyle Stoney; 6 step-grandchildren, Christian Bushnell, Caitlin Bensinger, Blake Bensinger, Olyvia Bensinger, Ella Bensinger, and Audrey Bensinger; brother, Albert Thocker; and sister, Cathy (Bob) Parker.
Sharon enjoyed traveling worldwide. She was gifted at ceramics where she especially enjoyed creating American Indian pieces. She enjoyed baking - her family will always remember the wonderful cinnamon rolls she made for them.
Her family would like to give a special Thank You to Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care – especially to Tiffany who took such a personal interest in her and whom she adored.
Visitation is 2-4 PM and 6-7:30 PM Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing. Private Family Funeral Service is 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Tiffany Funeral Home, with limited visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Rev. Rod Kalajanian will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice of Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Special Note from Sharon's Family:
Hello Friends. Some of you are aware that Tuesday and Wednesday we have planned Sharon's Vsitations and Funeral Services.
Due to the ongoing government mandates and the continued risk of the COVID-19 virus, we are no longer allowed to have more than 10 people at the funeral home at one time. With this latest mandate, we must inform our friends that if you were planning on coming to one of the visitations, there could be a wait while others pay their respects to our family.
The Orthodox Memorial Service originally scheduled for Tuesday night is therefore cancelled, and the Christian service on Wednesday morning will be held to immediate family only in effort to meet the 10 person rule set forth by our government.
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