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Sharon Lynn Dashley

September 11, 1962 — February 12, 2024


Sharon Lynn (Wimmer) Dashley, beloved mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away February 12 at 61 years old.

She was born September 11, 1962, in Marion, Indiana, to Tom and Carolyn Wimmer. Sharon was the middle child, with Kevin born in 1961 and Michelle born in 1966. She also had a half sister named Amber who was born in 1974. 

Sharon married the love of her life, Todd Dashley, on February 10, 1994, and gave birth to her daughter Brynn on January 18, 1996. When she married Todd, she also became stepmother to Benjamin, welcoming him into her loving family and treating him as her own child. 

In 2018, she traveled to Pensacola to welcome her first granddaughter, Saoirse, to the world. Two years later, she traveled to Florida again to welcome Elsie. Their births were followed shortly by Julien in 2021 and Linnea in 2023. She was a loving and fun grandmother, always excited to care for her family. 

Sharon grew up in Fairmount, Indiana, and attended Madison-Grant High School, where she participated in gymnastics, cheerleading, band and other clubs. She was active in many student organizations. She was also proud Ball State University alumna and was overjoyed that both of her children decided to attend her alma mater. 

Sharon worked in the transportation, insurance and other industries for nearly two decades, before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom as her daughter entered kindergarten. Sharon was home every day when her children returned from school and knew exactly what kind of snack they wanted and what homework they needed to do – sometimes better than her kids knew themselves.

She was caring, honest and incredibly friendly, able to find her community wherever she and Todd lived. In Fishers, her friends were the “Coffee Girls” and her friends at Hazel Dell Christian Church and other churches. When she and her family relocated to Martinez, California, Sharon befriended her neighbors on Parkdale Plaza and found a loving community at Morello Hills Christian Church. And when they returned to Fishers, it was as if she never left in the first place. Her impact is felt everywhere she spent any amount of time, from Nashville to Fort Wayne and anywhere she traveled with Todd.

Sharon may have been allergic to sarcasm, but she loved to laugh. She had a habit of mixing up phrases and names, like Danté’s (Donatos Pizza), Chip-ol-tay (Chipotle) and thilthy (filthy), to the loving amusement of her family. She would sometimes start laughing and just keep laughing until she was in tears, often over the smallest bit of humor. 

Sharon loved nothing more than her family. Sharon was the rock of the Dashleys and the Wimmers, and kept track of every birthday, doctor’s appointment, party and sports game. She attended every soccer, football, baseball, wrestling, marching band and gymnastics practice, camp, game or event that Ben or Brynn took part in, and helped them keep track of their equipment they would inevitably lose or forget on the way.

Sharon was a voracious reader, and would often finish four books in the time it took anyone else to finish one. She had a particular love of westerns, romances and thrillers, and her iPad was often stocked with books in those genres. 

From cutting coupons to buying secondhand or in bulk, she was an expert at finding bargains. On any given day, you could find Sharon searching Goodwill, Kohl’s, Kroger or a garage sale for the best deals. And she loved to hear about the newest bargains her friends and family found. 

A devoted Christian, Sharon never missed a Sunday sermon or a Bible study if she could help it. She prayed and read scripture every day, and was an active member of any church she attended, leading bible studies, classes and youth group activities. If you knew Sharon at all – even if you were someone she passed on the street – you were in her prayers. 

Sharon was a calming presence in any room. She could bring the temperature down – sometimes literally – in even the most tense situations, with either a joke or a gentle hand placed on your shoulder. She was always happy to be a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a gentle support for any and all.

She will be so dearly missed by so many.

Sharon is survived by her mother Carolyn (Small) Wimmer, her father Tom Wimmer (Kay), her older brother Kevin Wimmer (Elaine), her younger sister Michelle (Wimmer) Chandler (James Pagans), her husband Todd Dashley, her daughter Brynn Dashley, her stepson Benjamin Dashley (Sarah), her grandchildren Saoirse and Elsie Flook and Julien and Linnea Dashley, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and other family. 

Memorials may be made in her memory to Riley Children's Hospital (Ways To Give | Riley Children's Health (, Ronald McDonald House (Donate | RMHC), or Beacon Children's Hospital (Give Now (

Her funeral can be viewed online on Friday, February 23 at 1 PM by clicking HERE. 


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 23, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flanner Buchanan - Hamilton Memorial Park (Prairie Waters)

4180 Westfield Rd, Westfield, IN 46062

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 23, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flanner Buchanan - Hamilton Memorial Park (Prairie Waters)

4180 Westfield Rd, Westfield, IN 46062

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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