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“I think of Sharon every time I see one of her photos or cards in my collection. It is hard to believe she has been gone a year May her sole rest in...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Gene Remaly - Roseville, IN

“We knew Sharon had health problems, but losing her is still sad. She was so generous about sharing her love of Monon and the Monon Railroad. We...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Phil and Julie Gutwein - IN

“I just want to say how sorry I am to hear of the loss to the Eberhard family with Sharon's passing! I didn't know Sharon personally, but I worked...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Belanger - Lafayette, IN

“Sharon knew my relatives who worked for the MONON. She shared her memories and photos of them on the internet, where I met her. I met her officially...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Gene Remaly - Rossville, IN

“I would like to convey my sincere condolences to Sharon's family. We first met through our association with the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Tom Kepshire - South Bend, IN

“Sharon was the First Lady of the Monon Railroad Historical Technical Society. She was always working quietly in the background gathering data and...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Pete Pedigo - Bloomington, IN


Sharon H. Eberhard, age 76, of Lafayette, passed away at 5:16 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Born September 2, 1937 in Monon, IN, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Hildur E. (Anderson) Eberhard. She was a 1955 graduate of Monon High School and received her Associate's degree in Computer Technology from Ivy Tech.
Sharon worked in interviewing and intake for the Social Security Administration for over 20 years before retiring. Prior to that she worked at Purdue University as a secretary. She was raised in the Methodist Church and a member of Toastmaster's International, a member and an avid historian for the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society and a member of the Foster Grandparents in Ft. Wayne, IN. She enjoyed knitting and being on her computer. Sharon formerly did clowning in the Lafayette area and was known as "Sheradu".
Surviving are her two sisters, Christine A. Smith of Colfax and Donna F. Maitlen of Lafayette, two nieces, four nephews and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Anderson, Mahlon Eberhard and Donald Eberhard.

Memorial visitation one hour prior to the 2:00 p.m. memorial service on Saturday at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Whisler officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Riggs Community Health Center. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com