Sharon Ione Hampton, 68, went to be with her Heavenly Father on March 24, 2023, peacefully passing away at her home in Beaver, OK.
Sharon was born to Raymond and Vivian Ronne, in Watertown, SD, on January 1, 1955. In 1967, her family moved from Watertown, SD, to Guymon, OK.
She was baptized July 3, 1955, by the Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown, SD, and confirmed by the Trinity Lutheran Church in Guymon, OK on May 25, 1969.
Sharon was a 1973 honors graduate of Guymon High School and 1977 Cum Laude graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, graduating with a degree in education.
Upon completion of college, Sharon moved to Brewster, KS, to begin her teaching career. She taught math there for 3 years before taking a position closer to home in Moscow, KS. Sharon taught there for 2 years as a math teacher and coached softball.
Sharon married her childhood friend, Michael Joe Hampton of Guymon, OK, on November 28, 1981. They had recently celebrated their 41st anniversary.
Mike and Sharon moved to Beaver, OK, in 1983, where they raised their three children. She taught jr. high and high school math at Beaver Schools for 34 years, retiring in 2017. She also worked a second job for 20 years as a bookkeeper at Howard Drilling Company.
Sharon was a devoted wife, fantastic mother, an extraordinary grandmother, and faithful follower of Christ. “Mrs. Hampton” was a passionate math teacher who loved challenging her students’ minds and cared deeply about each of them. She cherished her teacher friends, their life-long friendships, and attending their “RALI” gals luncheons. Sharon had one of the most kindhearted souls and always saw the best in everyone. She was the definition of a selfless individual. She enjoyed gambling by going to the casino, playing bingo and lottery scratch offs. Her television was always tuned to the gameshow network, and she dreamed of one day being on a game show herself. She enjoyed singing karaoke while traveling with family. Sharon’s favorite pastime was making memories spent chasing her 9 “grandbabies” to all their events. She was their biggest fan, and they were her absolute pride and joy.
Sharon is survived in death and will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Michael Hampton of Beaver, OK, son David Hampton and wife Whitney and children Hunter, Davney, and Trigger of Forgan, OK, daughter Rachael Smith and husband Jace and children Cade, Cole, and Emma of Burlington, OK, and son Jonathan Hampton and wife Melissa and children Hannah, Adalynn, and Grant of Sayre, OK, as well as two brothers Steve Ronne, Scott Ronne and wife Carrie, and one sister Sandra Mauldin and husband Dewayne, all of Guymon, OK, and numerous other relatives and friends. She was proceeded in death by her grandparents, Wilford Ronne and wife Stella Denny, Howard Friedricks and wife Esther Ouverson and parents, Raymond and Vivian Ronne.
The family would like to thank all the medical staff for their care and everyone that prayed for her over the past 16 months.
There will be no public viewing as cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in honor of Sharon on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Beaver, OK officiated by Pastor Michael Hageman, and directed by Alan Clark Funeral Services. There will be a friends’ gathering and meal to follow the service. A private graveside interment will be held at Pioneer Cemetery in Beaver, OK.In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in memory of Sharon be made to the Beaver Summer Recreational Department at the Bank of Beaver City, Beaver, OK.