Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 11, 2012 9:13 am EST


BELLVILLE — Sharon A. (Agin) Dickerson, 67, of Bellville, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 9, 2012, in her home surrounded by her loving family following a long battle with cancer.

She was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Richland County, the daughter of Glen and Anne (Stanley) Agin.

Sharon worked for over 15 years at the Clear Fork Ski Lodge and more recently she worked in the gift shop at Cracker Barrel. However, most of her time was dedicated to raising her children at home.

On May 21, 1985, she married Amos “Shorty” Dickerson who preceded her in death in 1998.

A lifelong area resident, Sharon was talented at making crafts. She collected all kinds of dolls and made various clothing and accessories for them. She also was handy with the crochet hooks, fashioning hats and scarves that she wore, and donated to other cancer patients.

Kind and warm, Sharon helped several people in the Butler community as a home health aide.

She had a soft place in her heart for animals, keeping both cats and dogs.

She liked card games, especially euchre, and swimming, but her true joy was in spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Sharon is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Deidra Cochran of Butler; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Jeff Layne of Butler; and a son and his companion, Craig Cochran and Patience Wynn of Perrysville; seven grandchildren, Carly Glass, Colton Cochran, Nichole Layne, Nathan Layne, Courtney Hall, Cody Cochran and Cali Cochran; siblings, Sandra Ward of Butler, Glen Agin of Mansfield, Beverly Goon of Las Vegas; a sister-in-law, Judy Dysart of Ashland; special nieces Debbie Agin, Terresa Berdge and Tracy Britt; and a beloved friend, Judy Hall; several nieces and nephews; and extended family.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her companion, Steve Olexa; and siblings, Doris Agin, Janice Fritchen and Arden Dysart.

Friends may call Monday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate and burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Worthington Township-Butler Fire and Rescue may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting

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