In memory of
Gates, Sharon 1941 - 2017 Sharon (Akers) Gates, 76, of Columbus, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She was born July 27, 1941 in Charleston, W.VA to the late William F. Akers and Mary H. McCann. Sharon is a 1959 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio and attended Columbus Business University and was employed by Martin, Browne, Hull, and Harper, attorneys-at-law. She was affiliated with Springfield Legal Secretaries Association, where she served as President. After her marriage (11-12-1966) to Alan Gates, of 51 years, she volunteered at Eakin Elementary for 20 years. She also served as President of Kiwanikwe, the auxiliary Hilltop Kiwanis. Sharon and Alan are the parents of Pamela (Eric) Seeley, Amanda Gates, David Gates, Cynthia (Mike) Cullen and Phillip Gates; 7 grandchildren, Grayson Gates, Makenna, Kersten, and Sean Seeley, Chase Cullen, Colton Gates, and Maxwell Gates. Sharon is preceded in death by her brother Robert Akers and survived by her sister Sr. Louise Akers, SC. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017 at SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 pm Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 434 Norton Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43228 with Fr. Leo Connolly celebrant. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Sharon's name can be made to Hilltop Kiwanis Club c/o either the Scholarship Foundation or the Cabin Committee. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a memory of Sharon.
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