Sharon Kay (Griffin) Griest

May 31, 1942-April 17, 2024


Sharon Kay (Griffin) Griest, 81, of Crawfordsville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 31, 1942, at Crawfordsville, to the late Lee Oren and Velma (Steele) Griffin.

Sharon attended Crawfordsville High School. She married Paul Griest, he preceded her in death in 1993. She later married Wilfredo “Freddie” Leon on May 30, 1997. He preceded her in death March 14, 2016.

She lived in Orlando, Florida for 31 years before moving back to Crawfordsville in 2009. She was a loving mother and homemaker and worked at the Wesley Thrift Shop for many years. She was a member of Fremont Baptist Church.  She was an animal lover, excellent cook and loved garage sales and thrift stores.

Sharon will be deeply missed by her children, Roxanne Thomas, Kandy Hicks, Thomas Griest and Mark (Kelly) Griest; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and her “adopted” sons, Joseph (Roland) Germain, Harry Mehta and his wife, and Ashu and many other friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Paul Griest; second husband Freddie Leon; son Timothy Griest; daughter Sara Allee; brother Bill Griffin; and sister Clara Beth Gibson.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, April 20 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m., with Pastor Dan Aldrich officiating. Entombment with follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sharon’s name to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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