Sharon Kay Lykins
Died: Apr 9, 2017
Sharon Kay Lykins, age 70, peacefully passed away at home on April 9, 2017 with her loving husband Randy at her side. There will be a viewing at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 high Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4-8 pm and a funeral service of remembrance will be held on April 13, 2017 at 10 am at The Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, 1490 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ.
She was the daughter of the late James and Lorene Fuqua. She was predeceased by the following brothers and sister; George Seaton, Steven Seaton and Margaret Reno. Three siblings, Roger Seaton(Joyce), Donna Seaton, and Mary Lou Shaver(Joe) continue to live in Fairmount, Indiana.
Sharon was born in Bloomington, Illinois she grew up in Fairmount, Indiana (childhood home of the actor James Dean) where she graduated from Fairmount High School's class of 1965 and was a classmate of Jim Davis, the creator of the comic strip "Garfield." But Jim wasn't the only graduate from Fairmount with a wonderful sense of humor! Sharon loved to make people laugh. It was so much fun to be in her company!
Sharon's gregarious personality made her a natural as the proprietor of Village Greeting Cards in Hopatcong, New Jersey. She also used her affable skills as the owner/Innkeeper of the Bridge Street House Bed & Breakfast in Lambertville, New Jersey. These same skills were apparent at the many dinner parties and social events at the Lykins' home in Panther Valley over the years.
Friends & Neighbors organization benefited from the charitable time and energy Sharon gave to all the various projects she chaired, co-chaired or supported. She served as President of the organization two years (2008-2010) and Vice President for four years. She was also a member of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Lambertville and New Hope,serving as treasurer from 1995-1998. If collecting friends is a hobby, Sharon specialized in this venture and will be missed by all those who were privileged to be in her company.
Sharon and Randy raised three children in their blended family: Pamela Benson of Denville, New Jersey married to Matthew, Dawn Ryder of Hackettstown, New Jersey married to Sean and Philip Stanton of Roseta, Pennsylvania. They have shared four loving grandchildren: Samantha Solano-Stanton, Luke Luzzi, Ian Ryder, and Tim Ryder. She has three remaining siblings; Roger Seaton, Donna Seaton and Mary Lou Shaver all of Fairmount, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Friends & Neighbors Scholarship Fund, Box 164, Allamuchy, NJ 07820 in memory of Sharon
Diana M. White
April 17th, 2017 4:54 pm
Randy, Phillip, Pam, Dawn & Samantha and other grandchildren, words cannot begin to express how sorry I am at the loss of your Wonderful Wife, Mom, Grandma! I will miss my Dear Friend!
Tracy Clerico Quinn
April 12th, 2017 9:28 am
I was deeply saddened to hear of Sharon's passing. I always enjoyed speaking with her on the phone and hearing of all of the antics/ stories of the trips you guys shared with my folks. She had such an infectious and effervescent personality. It is my great hope that she is now soaring on Angels wings.
Sharon, was very blessed to have you by her side in life, and throughout this journey.
Your love for her was clearly palpable.
My heartfelt sympathies to you,and the family who are all feeling this monumental loss, Gods speed to all.
"To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die"
Manny & Shirley Marchena
April 11th, 2017 10:05 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was a lovely, caring person and we were blessed to have known her, and thankful for the times we spent together. We will always remember her and her kindness to us and our daughters. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
April 11th, 2017 8:12 pm
I am lucky to call Sharon a special friend. I will miss her deeply, as will everyone who knew her. Our walks were fun, and sharing the bagel at the store. I will always remember her happy personality.
Durand & Arlene Metrione
April 11th, 2017 6:19 pm
Dear friend, it has been difficult to know what you have been through yet inspiring to see the love and devotion of Randy and family. You have been with us spiritually each day. I know that your spirit will liven things up as it always did here on earth when you cross the gate of Heaven. But what fun memories we made as "the Froggies!" It was like a sisterhood and I feel blessed to have had those special times with both you and Randy. Thank you for being my friend. One can only feel the pain of loss when they have known such joy and happiness.
April 11th, 2017 3:17 pm
Sharon you were a gracious hostess, a good leader, a great mom, and a gorgeous lady both inside and out. We will all miss you. So rest in peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you Randy.
Pat & Glenn Stevenson
April 11th, 2017 9:00 am
Our prayers and thoughts are with you through these hard times. We have many great memories of good times with you and Sharon. Sorry we will not be able to join you on Wednesday. Will be in touch soon.
Pat & Glenn
April 11th, 2017 4:32 am
What a great loss for us here on Earth ! GOD now has a beautiful,vivacious Angel in his Heavenly home ...She will be missed by many ..Sincere Condolence to her Family ...Peace ...
Bobbie & Hank Mues
April 10th, 2017 4:29 pm
Dear Randy: This is a beautiful tribute to your dear and loving wife Sharon, and a beautiful tribute to our dear friend, Sharon. She is everything written and more; to know Sharon was to love her! Her humor and laughter were non-stop, usually making fun of herself! Together, you created a beautiful and welcoming home and the doors were always open--many of us thank you both for the cherished memories. You two shared a perfect life together. Sharon will live in our hearts and memories forever! Our love to you and the family, Bobbie & Hank
April 10th, 2017 4:26 pm
Dear Sharon, my heart is broken today. We had so much fun over the years working together on different projects, but most of all my Froggy friend we had our birthday group, of Arlene, Dayle and you and I. We had a fun day shopping in Newton one day and we all bought Froggy rings. Just like a bunch of Teenagers that day. There were many more of those special days with you. You will be missed
April 10th, 2017 4:13 pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Sharon was always such a fun loving, sweet, funny person, I always enjoyed spending time with her at the Goody Sales meetings......my thoughts will be with your family this week.
Linda and Dan Miller
April 10th, 2017 3:24 pm
So sorry to learn of Sharon's passing, she was surely a bright star to be around. With our condolences to the family.
April 10th, 2017 2:21 pm
I met Sharon almost 20 years ago. I enjoyed her company many times over those years. Sharon was a sweet and kind woman. She could make you laugh and she had a positive outlook. If there were more people like her on this earth, it would be a better place.
I pray that you are back to your old self in your heavenly home.