Sharon Lee Gladdis, 63 of Valparaiso, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on November 24, 1959 in Waukegan, IL to Billy and Patricia (Fromme) Johnson. After obtaining her associates degree, she made her career as a LPN for many years. Sharon was a strong and determined fighter, always having a positive outlook on life and saw the good in everyone. She had a great sense of humor, filling every room with laughter and would often have full conversations in a British accent—and you had to speak in one right back! Arts and crafts of all kinds were enjoyed often such as quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking. Sharon loved history and enjoyed sightseeing, traveling to places such as Germany and Jamaica, and explored castles in England. Christmas was a beloved holiday when she loved to surround herself with family and friends in her festively decorated home. She lived for her children and grandchildren and will be dearly missed.
On September 5, 1981, Sharon married Rodney Gladdis who survives, along with children: Jason (Cari) Gladdis, Christopher (Kali) Gladdis, Christina (George) Yaros, and Nicholas (Alex) Gladdis; sisters: Debra (David) Barry, Kimberly (Jesse) Whitacre, and Linda (George) Wever; grandchildren: Chloe, Elleon, Zyla, Ryker, George, and Katherine; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Patricia; and brother, William Johnson.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, IN, with a memorial service starting at 6:00 PM.
So sorry for your loss. She was an awesome person. I got to know Sharon and her family while they were stationed in Germany and also in Fort Knox, KY. -Iris Manzarek
My sincere condolences to you, Rodney, and all the Gladdis family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Suzanna Tudor
Rodney and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon was one of a kind. I learned so much from her as a child. I remember the patience she had while she taught me and Christi in Girl Scouts, cooking and baking in the house or helping with homework. As an adult I knew I could always find her to have a chat if I was feeling down. The last time I physically saw her almost 15 years ago, she gave me the best advice for life... She told me to never regret and to live life to the fullest. To be happy and not let anyone bring me down. And that is what I did from that moment forward. Please know that my family and I are praying for all of you and that we love you. -Sarah Bethel and Exal Cabrera, Isabella, DulceLuna, Angeles, and Emilia.