Died Tuesday evening November 13, 2018. Sharon was born August 2, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a daughter of Edward and Leora (Whitlock) Kuiper. She had been a lifelong Kalamazoo area resident and was a former member of the Vicksburg United Methodist Church. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; a brother David Kuiper in July of 1944; a daughter, Becky Jones in March of 2015; and a granddaughter Allison Sharon Jones in June of 1996. On September 9, 1967, she was united in marriage to Robert J. Philipp who survives. Also surviving, a son-in-law, Greg Jones of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren; 3 sisters; a brother, Harvey (Susan) Kuiper of Vicksburg; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held 11 o'clock on Monday, November 19th at St. Andrews Community Church, 3631 Covington Rd, followed by a Luncheon at the Church. Dress will be casual. Memorials may be directed to Kairos Dwelling or St. Andrews Community Church. Please visit Sharon's personalized webpage for direction, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com.