Sharon E. Strater, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:32 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.\nShe was born on June 9, 1951 in Wolf Lake, a daughter of James A. and Doris (Rohr) Mangus. She spent her formative years in Noble County, and graduated from West Noble High School in 1969.\nShe graduated from St. Francis in 2007 and began her work as a Registered Nurse.\nSharon was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. In her free time she enjoyed shopping and spending time with her friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her five grandchildren.\nThe surviving relatives include her daughter, Kristi (Dave) Stroder of Churubusco; two sons, Eric Strater of Albion and Kevin (Tracy) Strater of Kendallville; a sister, Barbara (Dave) Middleton of Fort Wayne; four grandsons, Dylan Stroder, Aiden Stroder, Kaleb Strater, Samuel Strater; and her granddaughter, Lauren Stroder.\nIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Mangus and a sister, Rebecca Mangus.\nThe Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.\nThe family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, or at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.\nBurial will be in the Sparta Cemetery, Kimmell.\nFor those who wish, memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.