Sharon Sue Staggs, 78, of West Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, at King’s Daughter’s Medical Center in Ashland, KY. She was born October 15, 1942 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Ruth Wenata (Stillwell) and Charles Albert Welch, Sr.
Sharon was a homemaker and attended Christ’s Community Church. She had a gentle spirit and enjoyed meeting new people and visiting with people for whom she cared. Sharon also loved her cats and enjoyed riding horses and shopping – especially at WalMart, where she could talk with old friends and make new ones on every trip.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Scott Lee & Ashley Staggs of West Portsmouth; a brother, Ronald (Sue Ellen) Welch of Vero Beach, FL; a sister, Carol Ann (Bill) James of Sandusky; a special sister-in-law, Suzanne Welch, with whom she made her home; three grandchildren, Hunter Lee, Cody W. and Hunter Koal; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
In addition to her parents, Sharon was also preceded in death by three siblings, Perry Welch, Charles A. “Chum” Welch and Barbara Welch.
A funeral service will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Elder Ralph Clay officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon until the funeral hour at the funeral home Sunday.
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