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Sharon  Lee (Steinmetz) Harris

Sharon Lee (Steinmetz) Harris
  • December 29, 1953 - November 30, 2020
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Dear Tom, Kristin and Traci,I just learned of Sharon's death yesterday. Sad loss for family, friends and the world in general. Sharon was a ray of...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Barbara Lilly - AURORA, CO

“Tom - Paul and I are very sorry for the loss of Sharon. We are praying for you and your family as you grieve this heavy loss.. God Bless you and...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Susan Westworth - Battle Creek, MI

“I have a heavy heart since hearing of Sharon's passing. She was a dear friend back in our high school years in Columbus, Indiana. We were locker...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Jenny Moore Manning - Columbus, IN

“We are saddened by Sharon's death, but know she is at peace after so many years of torment from Alzheimer's It has to be a blessing to the family...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Roger and Patricia Eldridge - MI

“Dear Tom, Kristi and Traci, It's with a sad heart that we write today. It's been years that we have been on this path with Sharon, a long journey...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Rick + Katie Prebish - Naples, FL

“My condolences and continued prayers for all of Sharon's family. Sharon was a friend from childhood and I have many fond memories of her and our...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Colleen Ferry - Columbus, IN

“We have so many happy memories of Sharon to treasure.The first time we became acquainted was when we were both new to Battle Creek. We both were...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Gary & Faye Schluckbier - MI

“Such a beautiful lady.. this pic is exactly how I remember her at St Joseph.. always a smile with dimples to boot.Passed this on to our son Joe who...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Samulak - Acquaintance

“To Tom and family, again I was very saddened to hear of your wife and mother's passing. May strong thoughts come your way during this most difficult...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Bruce Murphy - Coldwater, MI

“We are so very sorry hearing of Sharon's death. She was such a kind, beautiful Lady and so many will miss her. I will always remember our fun...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Diane Tilton - Cochran, GA

“Tom and family, We are so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. She was always a lovely person. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Tom and Pat Lipps - Battle Creek, MI

“We are so very sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Her grace and smile will always stay with us. ”
12 of 28 | Posted by: Tina and Paul Buschke - FL

“Sharon's beautiful smile will be greatly missed. A beautiful woman inside and out. So sorry for your loss. ”
13 of 28 | Posted by: Ken Kropen - Battle creek, MI

“My sincere condolences for your loss. I went to high school with Sharon and we used to "hang out" together with the same friends. I have been away...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Sandra Kitch - St. Petersburg, FL

“Dear Tom and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing, may she rest in peace. Sharon was always happy to be at Waterside and was a pleasure...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Carmel Magill - Fort Myers Beach, FL

“Tom and family,I am so sorry..there are no words to take away the pain but I hope you will find comfort in knowing others care. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Margaret Trunick - Friend

“I'm so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Gena Fulk Jones - Tavares, FL

“Tom, Bernie and I are holding you and the entire family in our hearts and prayers! You were a wonderful caregiver to Sharon and showed such strength...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Becky Squires - Battle Creek, MI

“Mr. Harris, Kristi, and Traci, I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Savalli - Family Friend

“Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you Tom, Kristi, and Tracy. She was always so full of life, and my favorite cheerleader and Barb's...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Frank and Barbara Savalli - FL

“Tom, Traci, and KristiDave and I have years of memories that we have shared. Watching your families grow has been a joy we all shared. Tom, Dave and...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Dave and Diane Long - MI - Friend

“Tom,Everyone at the KCC Foundation expresses their deep sorrow on your loss. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Teresa Durham - Battle Creek, MI

23 of 28 | Posted by: JULIE NOPPERT ROYER - cincinnati, OH

“Tom and family,Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Tom and Marcia Ricci ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Tom and Marcia Ricci - Bradenton, FL

“Dear Tom, we are so very sorry for the loss of Sharon. Peace be with you and all of your family. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: John and Cindy Bauman - MI

“My prayers go out to all of Sharon's family. I was so sad to hear of this. I have been a long time "family" friend for many many years. Sharon's Dad...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Kelli Muir - Columbus, IN

“Lyn and I have known Sharon for over 37 years, since Tom and I became business partners at Heritage. We are so saddened by the loss of this wonderful...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Tim Kool - Batlle Creek, MI

“I was so sad to hear of Sharon's passing. Heaven definitely gained a beautiful angel! Sharon was always such a caring and loving person. She...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Jodetta Orman - Battle Creek, MI

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Sharon Lee (Steinmetz) Harris, 66, of Battle Creek died peacefully with family at her side, at Reflections Memory Care on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Sharon was born December 29, 1953 in Milan, Indiana to Harold and Margaret (Noppert) Steinmetz. She grew up in Columbus, Indiana and graduated from Columbus North High School in 1972. Sharon attended Indiana State University, where she was a cheerleader. She was employed as a dental hygienist for 20 years for Ron and Sue Halonen at Halonen Family Dentistry in Battle Creek, Michigan.

While at Indiana State University, Sharon met Tom Harris. Sharon Lee Steinmetz was united in marriage to Thomas Charles Harris on August 3, 1974 at St. Columba Church (now St. Bartholomew) in Columbus, Indiana. Surviving are her husband, Tom; two daughters, Kristin Harris Rider of Noblesville, IN, Traci (Brad) Harris McGaha of Westfield, IN; four grandchildren, Ellie, Logan, Thomas, & Austin; her mother, Margaret Steinmetz of Columbus, IN; sister, Lynn (Bob) Steinmetz Morris of Carmel, IN, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Her father, Harold Steinmetz and a sister, Carol Steinmetz Brammer, preceded Sharon in death.

Sharon was a long-standing member of St, Joseph Roman Catholic Church, and a member of Battle Creek Country Club, a Bridge Club, and local book clubs. She loved being active and enjoying time outdoors, including walking, skiing and golfing Sharon loved making memories with her family and friends, especially visiting Florida and enjoying the sunshine and the beach. Her family will always cherish these memories. She was the coach of the St. Philip Catholic Central Cheerleaders for five years. Sharon will be remembered for her wonderful smile, engaging personality, kindness, and concern for others.
Due to recent regulations, a private family Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Sharon's life will be celebrated by Rev. Christopher Ankley 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at or you may also view it on the Farley Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home Facebook page.
A private committal and entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, Association of West Michigan, 200 Turwill Lane, Suite 6, Kalamazoo, MI 49006, BCACS Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools, 63 North 24th Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Personal stories or messages for Sharon's family may be placed here at