Sharen G. (Singleton) O’Brock

NORTH BENTON — Sharen G. (Singleton) O’Brock, 75, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, surrounded by family and friends at her home.

She was born on July 18, 1943 in Hiram, the daughter of Guy O. Singleton and Myra Craft Johnson.

Since 1968, as co-owner of O’Brock Windmill Distributors, she and her husband traveled North America installing and maintaining water pumping windmills on farms and ranches.

She was a member of the Deerfield Friends Church and had taught Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Atwater for over 10 years.

On the O’Brock farm, she raised dairy goats, pigs, cows, and chickens and also sold milk, meat, and eggs for more than 40 years. There was a time when O’Brock’s Goat Milk Fudge was a well-known staple of roadside fruit stands all over Northeast Ohio. She and her husband donated land to develop what is now the North Benton Community Park.  

She is survived by her husband Kenneth C. O’Brock, whom she met on a blind date in 1957. They were married on Aug. 3, 1962 in the home of Sharen’s sister Karen in Munroe Falls.

She is survived by her children, Deborah L. Kachner of Diamond, Dedee L. (William Jr.) Martin of Shreveport, La., and David J. (Triin) O’Brock of Rakvere, Estonia. Sharen is also survived by her brothers Walter (Maridel) Jackson of Ankeny, Iowa, and George Johnson of Carrollton; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons Billy E. and Glenn S. Singleton.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon Saturday, March 2, in the Deerfield Friends Church (1261 state Route 14 ) with the Rev. Ken Hagin of the church officiating. She will be laid to rest in the family’s section of the North Benton cemetery.

A time of visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2, at the church prior to the services. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, all are encouraged to honor Sharen’s commitment to helping the community by donating to the Deerfield Friends Church 1261 SR 14, Deerfield, OH. 44411.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.