Sharon Champa

Sharon Ann Champa of Crawfordsville passed away Monday morning at home. She was 68.

Born Oct. 19, 1950, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, she was the daughter of Gerald Goodrich and Darlene Wineland Goodrich. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in Columbia City, Indiana, and attended Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before graduating from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, with a degree in nursing.

She was a member of First Christian Church, where she sang in the choir, Montgomery County League of Women Voters and was a Master Gardener, along with several other organizations.

Surviving family includes: husband David Champa; four children, Adam (Gail) Walker, Joshua (Minori) Walker, Naomi Walker, Gideon (Lisbeth) Walker; father Gerald (Gwen) Goodrich; sister Donna Premer; two brothers, Alan Goodrich and Bob Goodrich; nine grandchildren, Nathan, Bryce, Gia, Noah, Leo, Robin, Tais, Tiago and Elizabeth.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Darlene Goodrich; son Isaac Walker; sister Connie Stahlhut; and brother Samuel Goodrich.

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 in the First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut St., led by Pastor Darla Goodrich. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

Contributions in memory of Sharon Champa may be made to the League of Women Voters, P.O. Box 101, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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