Sharon F. Dietz

January 1, 1943 - July 26, 2022
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Sharon F. Dietz, 79, of New Philadelphia, passed away on July 26, 2022 under the care of Community Hospice, an organization she served as a passionate fundraiser for the past 28 years. In the peaceful environment of the Community Hospice Truman House, Sharon passed away with her loving family by her side following a pe…

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Sharon F. Dietz, 79, of New Philadelphia, passed away on July 26, 2022 under the care of Community Hospice, an organization she served as a passionate fundraiser for the past 28 years. In the peaceful environment of the Community Hospice Truman House, Sharon passed away with her loving family by her side following a period of declining health.

Born in Fairfield, Illinois on January 1, 1943, Sharon was the daughter of the late James Kenneth “J.K” Jones and Leila Faye (Lang) Jones. After completing high school in Fairfield, Sharon continued her formal education at Kent State University with honors. There, she was inducted into the Golden Key National Honors Society, graduated magna cum laude, and received a bachelor’s degree in business.

From 1978 to 1986, Sharon co-owned and operated Dietz Oil Field Supply. She continued her career with Personal and Family Counseling Services in 1997, retiring in 2015 having served in the accounting and administration offices.

Most notably, Sharon was a devoted and passionate volunteer for Community Hospice. Not only did she co-chair the Culinary Capers fundraising event which generated more than $750,000 under her direction, she participated in all facets of fundraising. Whether she was working the Quality Corner at the Hospice Garage Sale, or selling tickets and monitoring golf holes at the Hospice Golf outing, Sharon was quick to offer her time and talent to generate funds for local, patient care.

She also was an avid reader, enjoyed her membership with Eastern Star, and was a 17-year-member of the B.P.O.E Lodge #510. Most importantly, Sharon was a loving companion, mother, and grandmother to her treasured family.

Sharon will be deeply missed by her children including David (Sheila) Dietz of Sherrodsville, Holly Dietz of Pittsburgh, and Jason Dietz of Shadyside, OH; her companion, John Horning of New Philadelphia and his children, Diane Fischer, Sue Horning, Christy Crank, Bob Horning, Dave Horning, and Gina Bielski and 16 grandchildren; and her siblings, Jimmy Jones of Maryville, TN, Spencer Jones of Columbia, MO, Glenda Zane of Fairfield, IL, and Kate Ackerman of Mt. Caramel, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

No public visitation or services are currently planned. Inurnment will be held in Schoenbrunn Memorial Gardens at a later date.

To honor Sharon’s life and commitment to hospice fundraising, please direct all memorial contributions in her memory to Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave., SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.



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Born: January 1, 1943
Died: July 26, 2022

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Donald Moore posted on 8/4/22

Did not really know her but always found her at "Quality Corner" at the yard sale we would wheel and deal on the last day!! She was a nice person and we had fun. Nice picture of her! May she R.I.P. Big hugs to you all Sorry for your loss


Jim and Diana Sims posted on 8/3/22

So sorry for your loss.


Diana Aberth LeMonte posted on 8/2/22

Sharon will be deeply missed. No matter what fundraiser we worked on together for Hospice, she was always a joy to be around. She was an incredible lady. My most sincere sympathy.


JERRY KOHL posted on 8/2/22



Lesley Gambone posted on 8/1/22

I loved our conversations of the shopping trips and finding new love in her life. Sharon was extraordinary


Gregg Martini posted on 7/31/22

Sending my condolences to Sharon's family and friends. I worked closely with Sharon at PFCS for a long time. I will remember her as smart, dependable, charming, funny and honest. I am so sorry that she is gone. Such a loss for everyone who knew her. My best to you all.


Connie Reid posted on 7/31/22

To Sharon's family, I am so sorry to hear the news of my lifetime friend, Sharon. You have my sincere sympathy in your loss. We were friends in grade and high school in Fairfield and spent many hours together back then. I will miss her although the times we were together were limited as we grew older. She had a wonderful personality and reading about her accomplishments was impressive! I used to pick her up for school and some of her siblings when I lived by our city park as it was on by way to school. I know she will be missed, she was a memorable person.


Eric Whitney posted on 7/30/22

Dave and Sheila, so sorry for your loss.


Glenda Zane posted on 7/29/22

David, Holly and Jason I want you to know how much I love you all and how much I loved your Mother. She was a special sister to me when we were young, she would walk with me to meet Mother when she got out of work at the hospital, it would be so cold and I had a flimsy coat and she had a warm fur lined coat that she would wrap me up in next to her to keep me warm. She was called in school to come to the dentist because I was getting some teeth pulled and was so upset that they needed someone to calm me down. She did the job as my hero. She was always there for me when I needed. She loved having fundraisers for Hospice, she would call and tell me about how it went. And when I was in Scottsdale, AZ for 11 years and couldn't afford to come home She and John came out there to see their team practice and to visit with me. It was so nice to see them. She was a wonderful lady and a joy to be around. I am so happy you all and John were with her at the end.


Dana Miles posted on 7/29/22

Holly, Jason, and David, your Mom was a special lady. I know the three of you have so many wonderful memories of her. One of mine is that she always said things to make me giggle as a little girl and even as I got older. I loved Aunt Sharon and love all of you. Sending healing thoughts and comfort.


Debra Garabrandt posted on 7/29/22

My condolences to the family I new Sharon for many years I remember the times we sat at the water's edge patio and talked she was a great and caring person


Natalie Bollon posted on 7/28/22

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Sharon at PFCS for many years and she became one of my great friends. She was so kind and maternal and loving and fun. I can’t believe she’s gone. Her absence leaves a huge void in this world. My heart goes out to her family. There will never be another like her.


Ray & Brenda Tharp posted on 7/28/22

David, Holly and Jason, so sorry to her of the loss of your mom. I will never forget all the fun times we shared as kids while our parents played cards, or while we were all on the lake, boating. We will always remember your mom, she will be missed. Take care. Ray & Brenda


Mark and Brenda Brumit posted on 7/28/22

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady. We always enjoyed conversation with her every time we saw her. We’ll be thinking of you all. Love, Mark and Brenda Brumit


Melanie Archer posted on 7/28/22

Holly and Family .. i am very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. I always enjoyed being with her. She was beautiful and had the greatest personality. I know you will miss her …. You two had a special Mother/ Daughter connection! Thoughts of comfort to all of you. ??


Lisa Crites posted on 7/28/22

I worked with Sharon at PFCS for many years. She was an amazing woman—full of life and energy and most of all love for her family and friends! We shared many laughs and shed a tear or two as our paths crossed on life’s journey. My deepest sympathies to her children, John, and family. She was a joy and a delight. I will miss her smile, infectious laugh, and loving spirit. May you be comforted by your memories.