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Sharon Kay Galloway

Sharon Kay Galloway, 79, of Portsmouth, went home peacefully with Jesus at Hillview Retirement Center in Portsmouth on August 30, 2023.  She was born March 17, 1944 to the late John O’Hara and Vada (Musser) Fodge in Florida.  Sharon loved caring for and keeping on top of her children.  She loved caring for animals especially her many cats.  She also loved sitting by her window watching the birds, squirrels, and all of nature.

Sharon is survived by two sons, Harold Dale Galloway of West Portsmouth and Steven Galloway and wife Kimberly of West Portsmouth; two daughters, Mary Ratliff of Portsmouth and Donna Galloway of Portsmouth; a brother, Gene Fodge of Sciotoville; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; a cousin that was more like a best friend, Violet Collins. She was also preceded in death by her husband Harold Dale Galloway; a son, Robert “Cork” Galloway; and a daughter, Patricia Ann Galloway.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL  HOME in New Boston with Pastor Lisa Crawford officiating.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour.  There will be a dinner following funeral from 3-5 at the Community Center on 5th Street in West Portsmouth. Online condolences may be left at


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