Sharon Ries, 73

Posted on December 27, 2012

The sister of Bluffton and Ossian residents, Sharon Ries, 73, Columbia City, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at her residence.
She was born in Fort Wayne to Paul and Bernice Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Russell “Jerry” Ries of Columbia City; children, Steve Paul (Vickie) Ries of Fort Wayne, Russell Ries Jr. of New Haven, Thomas (Christine) Ries and Debra (Homer) Jacobs, both of Avilla, and Raymond Ries of Columbia City; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruth (Richard) Stroud of Liberty Center, Bud (Lois) Johnson of Florida, Norma (Frank) Moser of Ossian, Jerry (Sandy) Johnson of North Carolina, and Caroline (Dave) Schaefer of Bluffton.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Calling hours are Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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