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Sharon Winegar Smith
1937 - 2004
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Sharon Smith, 66, of Sioux Falls, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

Funeral services were Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls.

Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Huron.

Sharon Winegar was born September 8, 1937, in Toledo, Washington, to Harold and Mabel (Miller) Winegar.  She graduated from Huron High School and attended Huron College.

She married Robert G. Smith on June 9, 1956. 

She worked nearly 30 years in the banking business for various banks.  She taught many real estate classes throughout the community and also as an AIB teacher.  She sold property for a land develpment company in several southern states as well as Illinois. 

She started the chapter of American Liver Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1984 and founded SETS (Sioux Empire Transplant Support) group in Sioux Falls in 1996.  She received a liver transplant on March 19, 1995, and since has promoted organ donation and had been a volunteer for Life Source and spoke in and around the community for years.

She was a current member of SETS, elder at First Presbyterian Church, Downtown Sioux Falls Lions Club, Beta Sigma Phi, BPW, Charter Board of Director of "Our Home, Inc." in Huron, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, YWCA, and National Kidney foundation director.

She is survived by her mother, Mable Winegar of Huron;  two sons, Roger (Wanita) Smith of Sioux Falls, and Roben (Julie Ann) Smith of Forks, Washington;  one daughter, Kim Johnson of Sioux Falls;  two brothers, Bob (Ann) Winegar of Walker, Minnesota, and Jim (Donna) Winegar of Gaylord, Minnesota;  special friend and cousin, Kenneth Miller;  eight grandchildren;  and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her father, (December 1992).