Sharen A. Atkins, 73

Sharen A. Atkins ,73, of Fairview School Rd. Ellwood City, passed away May 10, 2020, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Born January 2, 1947 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of Ethel Wallis Snare and the late Russell Snare. She was married to Harry “Curt” Atkins Jr. for 54 1/2 years, he survives.

Sharen was a graduate of Lincoln High School, class of ’64. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping at RV Village in Mercer, PA. Watching her grandkids’ sporting events has been the joy of her life. Her most precious time was spent with her family.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Amy (Bill) Rubin, and Kim (Seth) Hill, and her son, Todd (Theresa) Atkins all of New Castle; three sisters, Patty Kleinschmidt of CT, Linda (Rodney) Scott of TX, and Elaine (Mark) Cuddy of Pittsburgh; 11 grandchildren, Macy, Allyson and Kylee Rubin. Brooke, Regan and Tori Atkins. Caleb (Bella), Jadon, Jenna, Coltin, and Nathan Hill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Due to the current situation of Covid-19, there will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be held when we are allowed to gather again. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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12 thoughts on “Sharen A. Atkins, 73

  1. Ethel Mae, Amy & Bill and Family – please accept our condolences for the passing of Sharen. May God lift you up and hold you close during this time.

  2. Dear Atkins family, I only knew Sharon during elementary school. I was good friends with Linda, her sister. She was always a joy to be around so know that she was something special right from the start. I am so sadden that she was taken too young! God bless.

    Linda DiBiagio Agostinelli

  3. Sharen was my niece but we were raised together more like sisters.She was only three years younger than I.I am blessed with many wonderful memories of her.God’s peaceful blessings on you Curt and the rest of her family.

  4. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers these next days, weeks and months! May you each be comforted in God’s love and all the special memories! Sharon was an amazing mother, spouse, grandmother and friend!

  5. We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are for comfort and sweet memories. We are praying for you all!

  6. Sharen and I were best friends all through our high school years. I have many wonderful memories. Prayers and Blessings to her family and may God give you peace and comfort.

  7. My deepest sympathy to Sharen’s family. We were really good friends all through high school. We had many good times and she was the best friend anyone could ever have. Thank God we all have our memories.

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