Sharon R. Eckstein
Sharon R. Eckstein of Sunman was born on March 27, 1960, in Batesville, a daughter to Raymond and Dorothy Batta Roell.
After graduating from Batesville High School, she earned her degree from Marian College in accounting with a minor in Spanish.
Sharon married John Eckstein on April 16, 1983, at St. Louis Catholic Church. She was happy to stay home and raise their four sons, which she did while helping with the Crisis Pregnancy Hotline and Sunman Food Pantry, tutoring children and being very active at St. Nicholas Church. Sharon was a member of the Ladies Sodality at St. Nicholas as well as the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a teacher's aide and a child advocate.
In her spare time, she liked to read, cook, garden, paint and draw and make baskets.
On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, she passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
Those surviving who will cherish Sharon's memory include her husband, John Eckstein Sr.; sons John Jr. of Sunman, Bobby (Sarah Calkins) of Versailles, and Chris (Rachel Gehring) of Morris; three brothers: Jim (Marsha) Roell of Batesville, Earl Roell (Jennifer Foreman) of Batesville, and David (Joyce) Roell of Indianapolis; brother-in-law Steve Todd of Sunman; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Sam Eckstein; her sister, Marilyn Todd; and two infant siblings.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 2 until 6 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Father Shaun Whittington will officiate a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church. Sharon will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations can be directed to the St. Nicholas Heritage Project, the Crisis Pregnancy Hotline or to the Sunman Food Pantry. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Sharon Eckstein.
Published on January 31, 2019

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