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Rev. Sharon L. Bryant Schaus

Rev. Sharon L. Bryant Schaus


The Reverend Sharon Louise Bryant Schaus, age 76, entered into eternal peace on Friday, June 3, while in the care of family in Lockport, N.Y. Born Oct. 28, 1946, in Salamanca, N.Y., Sharon was the daughter of the late William Bryant and Louise (Ramsdell) Bryant. She was faithfully married to the late Edward Schaus Oct. 19, 1968 and had missed him dearly since his passing on Dec 22, 2018.

Sharon is survived by her children, Jennifer (Troy) Green and their children, William, Trent, Nicholas, and Kathryn, as well as Christopher (Amanda Lawrence) Schaus and their children, Olivia, Esme, Gavyn and Santiago. Sharon’s siblings are Jeannette Austin (deceased), Mary (Bryant) Hagens and Arthur Bryant (deceased).

Sharon was an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, serving in ministry for over 30 years and beloved by the various congregations that she felt privileged to call home. She was an energetic leader and faithful disciple of Christ who believed in salvation for all who accepted God’s gift of grace. Her previous career was as the first woman director of The Catherine McCauley School of Practical Nursing in Batavia, N.Y. Sharon enjoyed spending time at their cottage on Crosby Lake near Westport, Ontario.

Visitation for friends and family will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Clarence United Methodist Church, 10205 Greiner Rd., Clarence, where funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief at To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

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