Sharon Ann Koch, 52

Sharon Ann Koch,  52, of Wabash, died at  4:43 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  She was born Sept. 27, 1963, in Wabash, to Charles Jr. and Idell (Stinson) Smith.

Sharon was a 1981 graduate of Northfield High School, and received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Manchester University in 1985.  She was married to Larry Keffaber, and he preceded her in death.  She then married Eddie B. Koch, he survives.  She worked at Eagles Lodge in Wabash.  Sharon was a member of the Wabash Eagles Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose.  She enjoyed keeping up with her friends on Facebook and organizing individual charitable benefits. 

She is survived by her husband, Eddie B. Koch, and her parents, Charles Jr. and Idell Smith, all of Wabash; stepson, Doug (Gina) Koch of Warrensburg, Mo., stepgrandson Ben Koch of Mission, Kansas, sister, Connie (Charles) Morgan of Wabash, and grandmothers, Elma Rose Smith of North Manchester, and Berneda Stinson of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Smith, and stepson, Jeff Koch.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is charity of the donor's choice.

The memorial guest book for Sharon may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Dec 22