DONATIONS GIVEN IN SHARI'S MEMORY FROM THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE LISTED BELOW:
JEFF & LINDA COTTLE
DIANE E CHANCE
SARAH & JK HANNA
JOHN & NANCY GROHOL
CONNIE & ANDY (Cincinnati)
STEPHEN & PAGE ADAMS
RACHEL & DUANE MARCHYN
RODNEY & KIMBERLY GAHM
WHITELY GAHM & RAYBURN CPA
CONNIE, DEL, LEATTA, LAVANA & PEGGY VASTINE
LISA & SAMUEL BARNHOUSE
THE ROMANELLO'S - BEV, GREG, JOEY & JILL
Sharon Shari Marie Tubb (Counts) died after a brief yet valiant battle with cancer at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 20, 2016 at the age of 66. Shari is survived by her son Shawn Tubb of Los Angeles; daughter Shannon Tubb of Cincinnati; and son Dr. Matthew Tubb, his wife Ashley (nee Bowman), and their children Eliza and Griffin of Wyoming; siblings Rick (Charlene) Counts, Lynn Counts, Dr. Gail Counts, Cathy (Brian Gahm) Strickland, Dr. Holly (Shana Van Hoose) Counts; and sister-in-law Michell Counts . She is preceded in death by her husband Dr. Robert Tubb (2010), her parents Bernard and Peggy Counts, and brothers Bernie Counts, Jr. and David Counts.
Shari was born on January 5, 1950 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She graduated in the top of her class from Northwest High School in 1968, representing the school at Buckeye Girls State and being named Miss Congeniality at the River Days Festival. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Education in 1974 and graduated from Miami University with a Master of Arts in Teaching in the Biological Sciences in 2005.
Shari was a lifelong educator and recently retired from the Lakota School District. Shari was an avid reader and imparted that love of learning on countless students, as well as her children and grandchildren. She loved teaching science and math, spending countless hours outside of work creating science experiments and exercises to help children get excited about learning. She also taught in McDermott and New Boston, Ohio; Davenport, Iowa; and Huntington, West Virginia. She worked for the Library of Congress in Washington DC and for the Pleasant Ridge branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Shari was married to the love of her life, Bob Tubb, for 35 years. She supported the family while he worked construction out of town for months at time and as he transitioned to being a chiropractor. She loved her family more than can be described and always had time to lend an ear, provide sage advice, come to help, or cook a delicious meal. Shari was her familys bedrock of strength, compassion, and unconditional love. Her children were her proudest accomplishment and her grandchildren one of the greatest joys of her life. Selfless not only with her family, but also her community - Shari volunteered throughout her life, often involved in her childrens education and extracurricular groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the PTA, as well as getting involved in politics and most recently volunteering for Hospice of Cincinnati. Shari's presence in our lives is irreplaceable and in her absence we can only hope to positively influence others a fraction as much as she did.