Age 58, died Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Chelsea Hospital ICU. She was born August 24, 1965 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Jack A. & Lois “Lillian” (Dirksen) Drew. In June of 2002, she married Leland “Lee” Clow, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 2020.

Sharon graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing in 1983. At the age of 40, she started attending Washtenaw Community College and earned her RN. She worked at U of M for over 20 years, and although she worked in several departments, she was most proud of her work in the Urology Cancer Center. Sharon enjoyed nature and gardening, and will be remembered for her pickling and the sauces and powders she made. She was “naughty” and told many dirty jokes. She loved animals, especially her cats and dogs. Sharon had a generous nature, supporting many causes and caring for animals, both wild and domesticated.

She is survived by her sisters, Deb (Carl) Brown of Williamston and Sandy Drew of Lansing; 1 niece, Mikaela Roswall; and 3 nephews, Drew Colthorp, Nicolas Roswall, and Ryan Colthorp. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Daniel Drew.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, November 18, 2-4:00 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the humane society of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

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#1 Ryan Colthorp 2023-10-31 16:41
Dear Aunt Sharon,
I really enjoyed our one-on-one conversations, particularly in recent years. That’s because during those moments, I discovered a side of you that was new to me, which felt like a gift. You became more engaged and attentive, genuinely listening to my words, and I got to witness your courage as you openly shared your vulnerabilities and struggles with me. Your life was a very difficult one and I always respected you for turning it around like you did. Thank you for all of your generosity and love and for caring the way you did. I love you aunt Sharon.


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