Sharon Kalmon Weed
Date of Birth: July 8, 1947
Date of Death: March 9, 2020
March 12, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Memorial Service: Community Holiness Church,Lesage
March 13, 2020 - 1:00 pm - B'Nai Sholom Congregation
Sharon Kalmon Weed, 72, of LeSage, WVA died Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born in Cleveland, OH on July 8th, 1947, to the late Ben and Muriel Kalmon. She is survived by her beloved husband, Hy Daniel Weed; a daughter, Sarah Weed (David Hagley); a son Adam Weed (Stacy); 3 grandchildren, Josie, Austin, and Ryleigh; and a sister, Judy Williamson (David). Sharon graduated from Marshall University as a social worker. She never knew a stranger and enjoyed talking with everyone. She kept her home and pantry open to the neighborhood children. They would often go to Sharon for advice on issues that they could not share with their parents. She had the ability to make a bad situation positive. Her children were the highlight of her life and she delighted in their accomplishments. She encouraged them to do what made them happy because love, family, and friends were what made life worth living. She volunteered for several years with the Huntington chapter of Faith in Action, a group that steps in when agencies and families cannot meet the needs that allow the elderly, ill, and people with disabilities to live independently. In 1997, WSAZ TV awarded Sharon the distinction of Hometown Hero in recognition of her tireless efforts on behalf of those in need. The words of her son, Adam, sum up the feelings of those who knew and loved her: “Her smile was constant and genuine, her laughter was loud and infectious. Her personality was one that made her a pleasure to be around and her humor had no end.” She will be missed every day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetic Association. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 13, 2020 at B’nai Sholom Congregation by Rabbi David Wucher. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.
From: Kathy Kilgore Mar 13 2020 8:53AM Sending love & prayers to the Weed family . I am so sorry for your loss . Sharon was a really sweet neighbor . From: Patrice Daniel Mar 13 2020 9:44AM Mrs. Weed visited my 4th grade class at Fairland West when we were studying WWII. She shared her heritage and very sensitively explained the Holocaust to these children. It was a moving experience. My condolences to you both, Sarah and Adam. From: Janet Smith Mar 14 2020 9:00PM Hy and Family,
Sorry for your loss. One of my memories of you all being my 'other side of the street' neighbors on 7th Ave. was the sewing sessions Sharon and I had with your mother.. Sharon became pretty handy with the electric scissors. For un- remembered reasons, we would never let Sharon do any actual sewing.
Anyway, , Sharon and I did our best to improve her sewing and my cooking skills. My cooking skills never amounted to any thing, don't know how her sewing skills turned out.
We had some good times at Wanda and Gene's house. Had some good meals, where Gene and Sharon did most of the cooking. Then we all entered our thirties and times changed.
Blessings to all of you.
From: wanda crawford Mar 15 2020 12:49PM Sharon had a great sense of humor. She & I shared a couple of inside jokes where all we had to do was say three or four key words, and we'd be laughing uncontrollably. It never changed, and I smile now just thinking of her. We all shared a love of good food. Fortunately, Sharon & Gene were wonderful cooks who kept us well supplied. Sharon will certainly live on in our hearts and memories and will always be missed. From: Julia Morgan Mar 15 2020 4:03PM Dear Family,
I was so saddened to see Sharon's obituary in the Herald-Dispatch on Friday, and want to extend my deepest sympathies for your loss. I first met Sharon in the early 1980s when she came to work at Family Services as the Homemaker supervisor; When I was first hired in 1980, that was initially one of my responsibilities, but as our agency grew I was needed to be a full-time therapist; what a blessing it was to find Sharon to take over that program and to have it run full-time! She was a force of nature, and I was constantly amazed by her energy, stamina, and kindness to everyone that she came in contact with; she was a wonderful supervisor to our homemaker aide Ada Dorsey. (I know there were others but I no longer remember their names.) She was also the person you could count on to throw herself whole-heartedly into what ever needed to be done, whether for her clients or her coworkers; my daughter was born during the years that I worked there, and she was such a support to a new mother. All that she did to live her faith was an example to follow, and I did my best to follow her example as a mother, wife, and daughter-in-law. After I left Family Service in 1989, and began working in the medical field, I would run into her from time to time and we would catch up on all our activities. She will surely be sadly missed by everyone she came in contact with.
From: Rebecca "Becky" Haddox Mar 17 2020 2:23PM Many years ago I worked with Sharon when we were both employed by Family Service, Inc. I have had many coworkers at different jobs over the years, but I would have to say that without a doubt she was one of the Very Best. It was obvious that she cared very much about her work; she was devoted to all of her clients and worked hard to see that their needs were met in the best way possible. This extended also to her coworkers and all the contacts she had in the community, too.
Having said this, though, one would also have to say that she was not always serious. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and her coworkers (and everyone else she worked with, even our Board) were the beneficiaries of it.
I can honestly say that my life was richer for having known her. My deepest condolences to Hy, Sarah and Adam and to all of the rest of her family.