In Memory

Sharon Bowen (Gillan) - Class Of 1961

Sharon Gillan

July 15, 1943 - March 10, 2021

Mrs. Sharon Gillan, 77, of Thorntown, passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2021.

Sharon was born July 15, 1943 in Thorntown to the late Harry and Evelyn (Joseph) Bowen. She was married to John Gillan, he died on March 10, 2021.

Sharon was a graduate of Thorntown High School Class of 1961. She worked for Deluxe Check Printing in Indianapolis for 30 years.  After retiring, Sharon loved her new part-time job at Country Gardens with best friends Gene & Peggy Poe.

Sharon absolutely loved her family, friends, church and community. Sharon was an active member of Thorntown Christian Church and Thorntown Kiwanis.  She also enjoyed supporting Western Boone schools and sports teams, doing various crafts and watching the Indianapolis Colts.

Survivors include her children Doug Merrill of Thorntown, Jodie Merrill (Mary Helen Atkins) of Denton, NC, Kristine (Don) Barnes of Thorntown, Patrick Gillan of Crawfordsville, Matthew Gillan of Crawfordsville; grandchildren, J.R. (Lyndsay) Merrill, Miriah Merrill, Houston (Emily) Phillips, Hannah Phillips, Hunter Phillips, Jake Barnes, Emily (Josh) Hollums and Courtney Barnes; great-grandchildren, Gryson Louks, Addalynn Loucks, Ryker Louks and Brooks Hollum

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, March 17 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Glen Jewell officiating in the Thorntown Christian Church, 125 W. Main Street, Thorntown, Indiana 46071.  You are invited to visit the website where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Thorntown Christian Church, 125 W. Main Street, Thorntown, Indiana 46071.