Sharon Dianne Bates (61) of Maumee, OH passed away Sunday, May 21. Sharon was born on September 3, 1961, to Willard Harold and Ruby (Sparks) Detty in Minot, ND.
She lived most of her life in Des Moines, IA where she managed The Red Wing Shoe Store for over 25 years. In retirement she moved to Maumee, OH to spend more time with her beloved daughter and cherished grandchildren. In addition to her work and family, Sharon pursued a number of passions including fishing, often with her partner and daughter in tow, cooking, gardening, playing her guitar, art, and caring for her dogs Princess and Kiddo.
She is survived by her daughter, Dannie (Dave) Luce of Bowling Green, OH; her life-partner, Jeanne Failor; her sisters, Pamela (Michael) Calvin of Fedricksburg, VA, Michelle (Leland Swanson) Detty of Traverse City, MI; her grandchildren, Mickyle, Lillie, and Cadence Luce, as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
She is preceded in death by parents Willard Harold and Ruby and brother Gregory Detty.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Peinert-Dunn funeral home in Waterville, OH.
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