Sharon L. Kanous

Sharon L. Kanous, age 83 of Tecumseh, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones. 

She was born on March 16, 1935 in Adrian, to Lawrence C. Ost and Mary P. (Buchweitz) Ost. She married Larry E. Kanous on August 18, 1962.Sharon was a graduate of Adrian High School, class of 1952. She attended Adrian College, Siena Heights University, and Eastern Michigan University where she received her Masters in Education.

Her career included teaching at Britton High School, Lenawee Vo Tech. and for 25 years taught art at Clinton Middle School. She retired from Clinton School in 1997. She was a member of the Toledo Artist Club and Tri-Town Extension Club for 50 years. Sharon had a passion for teaching, water color painting and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed hunting in the fall with her son and fishing in the summer with her family. She appreciated all the beauty of nature. Above all she was proud of her family. 

Sharon is survived by her husband Larry Kanous and son Larrie Henkel of Tecumseh; two daughters, Carrie Bonofiglio and her husband Dave of Okemos and Sherrie Toth and her husband David of Kalamazoo; a brother Larry Ost and his wife Sandy; sister Beverly J. Bailey of Adrian; and five grandchildren, Joshua Henkel, Jessie Toth, Jacob Toth, Spencer Bonofiglio, and Madison Bonofiglio, along with nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard L. Henkel, mother Mary Ost, father Lawrence Ost, father-in-law Ray Henkel, mother-in-law Beaulah Henkel, mother-in-law Melva Kanous-Beasley, father-in-law Edward Kanous, brother-in-law Richard Linn, brother-in-law Richard Bailey, and nephew Thomas Bailey.

Visitation for Sharon was held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at


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