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Sharon Combs

May 16, 1943 - February 7, 2024

Birthplace & Residence

Birthplace:
Springfield, OH
Resided In:
Alexandria, KY

Visitation

Location:
Cooper Funeral Home
Date:
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Time:
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Funeral

Location:
Cooper Funeral Home
Date:
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Service Time:
11:00 am

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Sharon Lynn Combs (1943-2024)
Sharon Lynn Combs of Alexandria, Kentucky, passed peacefully on 2/7/24. God listened to our prayers and took her to meet Jesus without pain or suffering. Although she was elderly, she had no chronic health issues. She simply knew it was time, and God listened. She will be dearly missed, as she blessed everyone around her with a life full of love, compassion, and generosity.

Sharon was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio on May 16, 1943. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Franklin and Mabel Brinsley (Williams) and her sister, Patricia Phelps, of Dayton, Ohio. She is survived by her brother, Richard Brinsley of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the empath of the family, faithfully tending to the needs of her siblings and parents. Her dad often told her, “Sharon Lynn, your problem is you love TOO hard!” Her compassion and love for others was her driving force in life.

Sharon married Lou Gehrig Combs, who she met while at Morehead State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education. They moved to Alexandria, Kentucky where they lived together for nearly 40 years raising a family and working as educators. Lynn taught elementary school in Campbell County Schools for 35 years, influencing the lives of countless children. Lynn highly valued education. She enjoyed reading and teaching her children and grandchildren, often going the extra mile with creative lessons. Being a teacher allowed her to express her love for others while using her gifts and talents of intelligence and creativity.

Lynn was a dedicated Christian and spent most of her life as a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church. She also spent several years working with the Northern Kentucky Emmaus Community as a prayer warrior. Few people prayed as fervently as Lynn. She spent much of her day reading her Bible and praying. She was in constant conversation with God and always focused on leading her family and friends towards a life of faith.

Lynn left behind her three children, Gregory Dean Combs, David Earle Combs (Amy), and Tobi-lynne Ragon (Patrick). She also left behind eight grandchildren, Emily Coleman (Adam), Kennedy “Grace “Combs, Elijah Combs, Gabriella Combs, Landon Wagner, Maddox Ragon, Reese Ragon, and John “Jack” Ragon. Lynn’s children and grandchildren were her entire world, and she dedicated her life to loving and nurturing them. She loved sending thoughtful cards, and often wrote heartfelt notes and poems with beautiful artistic creations attached. Everything she did for her children left them feeling wholly loved and adored.



Lynn loved music. She wrapped the most beautiful Christmas presents. She was an incredible baker. She could knit, crochet, or sew anything she set her mind to. When she was young, she wanted to be a race car driver. She loved to get "slap happy" and giggle uncontrollably. She loved ice cream. She was a talented artist, creating portraits and painting for those she loved. She endured pain and loss with immense strength and faith. She was an incredible human, and her loved ones are grateful for her gift of life. Memorial Visitation will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9am-11am. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Posted by:
Ruthe Parker
Posted on:
February 22, 2024
Dear Tobi,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom.
Life just hurts without your mom and I'm praying you find peace and comfort in your wonderful memories.
God bless you and your family.
Ruthe Parker
(CCHS guidance office)
Posted by:
Barbara Brinsley
Posted on:
February 13, 2024
T Tobi and family so sorry to hear about Sharon love her dearly. Enjoyed the time we talk and visited. She passed the same day Bill (her cousin, my husband) died but 2 years apart. Love and prayers to all. Love Barb
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Visitation

Cooper Funeral Home
10759 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, KY 41001
8596357844

Funeral

Cooper Funeral Home
10759 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, KY 41001
18596357844

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