Died Sunday morning June 3, 2018. Sharon was born February 16, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana a daughter of Orval and Audrey (Russell) Rice. She had been a Kalamazoo area resident most of her life and was employed with Western Michigan University for over 30 years, retiring in 2009. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents. On June 17, 1967 she was united in marriage to Thomas H. Flickinger who survives. Also surviving, a son, Michael "Mike" (Jodi) Flickinger of Vicksburg; 2 granddaughters, Chelsea and Kaylee Flickinger; 2 sisters, Nancy Birch of Virginia and Debbie (John) Tucker of Colorado; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial gathering will be held 1-3pm Saturday, June 16th at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave. Private burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Gift of Life or to the West Michigan Cancer Center. Please visit Sharon's personalized webpage for directions, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. www.langelands.com.