Sharon Lynn “Sherri” Leadbetter

Leadebetter PhotoSharon Lynn “Sherri” Leadbetter, of Clarion, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on August 15, 2014 at the Allegheny General Hospital with her family by her side. She was 58 years old.

Born on October 18, 1955, in Brookville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of James “Dan” and Twila (George) Walters. Her father preceded her in death in 1994. Sherri graduated from Clarion Area High School in 1974. That same year, she married David H. Luton, and he preceded her in death in 1980. Sherri married Randy Leadbetter in 1985, and he survives.

Sherri was primarily a homemaker, who adored spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren. She enjoyed their yearly trips to the beach, provided by her mother, Twila and looked forward to finding yard sales and restaurants featured on the cooking channels.

Sherri had been an active member of the First Baptist Church of Clarion since 1966, making her the fifth longest living member. She loved reading her Bible, worshipping the Lord, and being with her Share and Care group at the church.

She looked forward to the Autumn Leaf Festival every year, especially the Farmers and Crafters day. This year, Sherri was anticipating going to her 40th high school class reunion with her good friend Sue Baumcratz.

Sherri is survived by her husband, Randy Leadbetter of Clarion; her mother, Twila Walters of Clarion; her son, David Luton and his wife Janna of Houston PA; her daughter, Melissa “Missy Beggs and her husband Jared of Clarion; and her four grandchildren, Brianna and Megan Luton, and Hannah and Brody Beggs. Sherri is also survived by her two brothers, Richard “Rick” Walters and his wife Laura of Cranberry Township PA, and David “Dude” Walters and his wife Linda of Clarion; as well as several nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Sherri was preceded in death by her father and her first husband.

Sherri’s family would like to acknowledge the care provided by Maria, Kate, Barb, and the rest of the staff at Clarion-Forest VNA. They are also grateful to Dr. Cunningham and her staff at Internal Medicine and Dr. George Sokos at AGH for the great care they have given Sherri.

Memorial donations in Sherri’s honor may be made to either the First Baptist Church of Clarion, PO Box 651, Clarion PA 16214, or the Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurse Association ( 271 Perkins Road, Clarion PA 16214.

Arrangements are under the care of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood Street in Clarion where visitation will be held from 3-8 pm on Tuesday, August 19. An additional visitation will be held from 10-11 am on Wednesday, August 20 at the First Baptist Church, 7th & Main St, Clarion, to be followed by funeral services at 11:00 am. Pastor Jason Hunter and Dr. Don Dininny will officiate.

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