Sharon Wilken

Posted 7/26/22

Sharon L. Wilken, 78, of Paris, passed away at 1:04 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2022, at her residence.

Private interment in Edgar Cemetery is at a later date. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, …

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Sharon Wilken

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Sharon L. Wilken, 78, of Paris, passed away at 1:04 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2022, at her residence.

Private interment in Edgar Cemetery is at a later date. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Templeton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilken was born July 29, 1943, in Hayward, Calif., the daughter of the late Arthur Floyd Hood and Lucy E. Taylor Hood. She married Bruce A. Wilken in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 1964, and he survives.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, she is survived by three sons, Andrew R. (Billie Jo) Wilken of Paris, David A. (Kathleen) Wilken of Ludlow, Mass., and Peter F. (Becky) Wilken of Ridge Farm; four grandsons, Nicholas Wilken, Ethan Wilken, William Ames and Hunter Tischendorf; three granddaughters, Katie Wilken, Savannah Taylor and Logan Doggett; a sister-in-law, Georgianna (Schenk) Hood of Lodi, Calif.; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobbie N. Hood of Silver Springs, Nev., and Weldon F. Hood of Redding, Calif.; a sister, Sarah L. (Hood) Pruitt and brother-in-law, Earl Pruitt of Florence, Ore.; and a sister-in-law, Marlene K. (Loper) Hood of Milpitas, Calif.

Mrs. Wilken graduated from Sunnyvale High School in Sunnyvale, Calif., and attended the Los Altos Community College in Los Altos, Calif. In 1974, she was baptized at the Southern Baptist Church of San Jose, Calif.

Moving to Duxbury, Mass., in 1976, she worked in general accounting at the headquarters of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., with early retirement in 1999. Moving in 2000 to Paris, she worked more than five years as a receptionist for Dr. John H. Wright, DDS, until June 2006.

Mrs. Wilken loved exploring new places, traveling and camping with her family. She often had camera in hand capturing photo memories of family, friends and events. Over the years, she volunteered in PTO, Cub Scouts and school/church youth activities. She also volunteered at the Paris American Red Cross Blood Bank, and she enjoyed eating out with the Paris Red Hat Society.

Since September 2006, she was active in the Paris Community Hospital Volunteers serving in the gift shop, the information desk, delivering the mail and served five years as secretary.

Memorial donations may be made to the Paris Community Hospital Volunteers.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.