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Former Midway City Council Member, longtime Sun correspondent dies

When Lillian “Jean” Sharon died last Thursday, June 20, she left behind many years of work for her community, including more than two decades as the Midway correspondent for The Woodford Sun. (See Sharon’s obituary on page 7.) Most of Sharon’s column, entitled “This Week At Midway,” were devoted to personal items about people and families in the city she was born and died in. On Dec. 30, 1993, she wrote about a Midway family hosting a Christmas dinner with relatives from Texas, expressed sympathy to a family whose loved one had died and been buried in Midway Cemetery, announced an upcoming Midway Woman’s Club meeting, and listed several students from Midway who’d taken part in a Christmas program at Woodford County Middle School. “I remember her quite well,” said longtime Sun managing editor Moss Vance. “She was wonderful to work with and very forthcoming and she was a real pleasure.” Longtime Sun employee Pat Osterloh also spoke highly of Sharon, who went by her middle name in the Sun and elsewhere. “Jean was the Midway correspondent when I came to work for the Sun. In those days, before email, the web, or even the fax, she hand-delivered her column every week – a kind and gentle lady, always with a smile on her face,” said Osterloh. The Woodford Sun family extends our condolences to the family of Jean Sharon – and thanks her for being a big contributor to our 150-and-counting years of service to the community.

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