Sharon L. Hills, age 75, of Baneberry, Tennessee; formerly of Alexander, New York, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 24, 2022, surrounded by family. Sharon was born in Warsaw, New York to the late Harold and Vivian (Muir) Hills.
Sharon is survived by her very dear friend and soulmate, Sonya Mohney of Baneberry, Tennessee; brother, Ric (Jane) Hills of Norwalk, Ohio; dear nieces, Roxanne (Dale) Neel of Norwalk, Ohio and Laura Hills of Amherst, New York, and favorite niece-in-law, Joni Sandles; dear nephews, Drew Hills, of Buffalo, New York and Joshua Hills of Ashland, Ohio; many great nieces, great nephews, and great great nieces and nephew; sister-in- law, Nancy Hills Miller; and many dear close friends.
Sharon was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Sandles; brother, Ronald Hills, sister- in-law, Jean Hills; niece, Regen Hills; and great niece, Amy Haynes. She lost her dear nephew, Larry Sandles of Baneberry on April 20, 2022.
Sharon taught at Warsaw Central School for 33 years. She was awarded the 2016 Inductee as “Special Contributor”. She guided Warsaw female athletics from the “classic” era through Title IX and into what is now known as present day athletics. She was an amazing coach from 1967-1976 and served as the only coach for every team and every level in the women’s athletic program, which included field hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, track, cheerleading, bowling, and badminton. Sharon wanted to remind the summer softball team that she “Did not bobble the ball and God knows it!” She was humbled by the comfort and support her former students showered on her during her final illness.
To our hundreds of prayer warriors, family, and friends for their endless outpouring of love, cards, messages, phone calls, and gifts, thank you. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Bill Santora Student Athlete Scholarship Fund; c/o Warsaw Boosters, P. O. Box 393, Warsaw, NY 14569, Genesee County Animal Shelter, West Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020, or Amedisys Hospice Care, 1423 West Morris Blvd., Ste 6, Morristown, TN 37813.
A Memorial Service may be planned for later in the year. Farrar Funeral Home in White Pine (865) 674-244. www.farrarfuneralhome.com