Sharon A. Latare

December 29, 1934 ~ June 4, 2019 (age 84)


Sharon A. Latare, 84, of Oxford Junction passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Clarence Nursing Home.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Oxford Junction. Friends may call on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Oxford Junction. Burial will be held at Mayflower Cemetery.

Sharon Ann was born on December 29, 1934 in Oxford Mills, Iowa to Kenneth D. Jeffery and Francis Fritz Kuehl. She graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1952. On January 17, 1953 she was united in marriage to Melvin J. Latare at the United Methodist Church in Oxford Junction. She worked as the city clerk in Oxford Junction and spent her time raising her children and helping on their farm.

Sharon was a member of the United Methodist Church in Oxford Junction, the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday School for many years and was on the Administrative Board and held the position of Treasurer for many years. She enjoyed cooking, canning, planting her flowers and playing pinochle with her friends.

She is survived by her children; Rhonda (Mark) Ingwersen, Brad (LeeAnn) Latare, Lyndon Latare, Danette (Clay) Pestka, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren with two on the way and two brothers Gaylord Jeffery of Oxford Junction, Randy (Nancy) Kuehl of Anamosa, a brother-in-law Jim O’Grady of Lawn Oak, IL and a sister-in-law Mona Kay Jeffery of Wyoming.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister Judy O’Grady a brother Kenneth Jeffery, a sister-in-law Marilyn Jeffery and her loving husband of 66 years.


Memorials may be directed to the family in Sharon’s honor.   


The family of Sharon would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Pinicon Place and the staff at Clarence Nursing Home for the great care they gave to her.


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June 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dawson Funeral Services Oxford Junction
2nd Avenue
Oxford Junction, IA 52323

Funeral Service
June 8, 2019

11:00 AM
United Methodist Church in Oxford Junction

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