Sharla Nickens Fantin, 78, of Metamora, MI died Thursday, June 11, 2020 at William Beaumont Hospital of Troy, MI. Sharla Joyce Taylor was born July 28, 1941 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late William and the late Alvilda (Crosslin) Taylor. Sharla was a graduate of Cooley High School in Detroit, MI. She married Arthur Fantin in 1990 in Greenville, TN.

She was employed as a realtor for many years with Rittgers Realty in Imlay City, MI and Dryden Realty in Dryden, MI.

Sharla enjoyed traveling with husband, Arthur, and their dogs.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Fantin; her daughters, Lori (Mitchell) Doepke of Troy, MI, Jill Nickens of Utica, MI and Cathy (Michael) Ferencski of Naples, FL; her son, Todd Nickens of Imlay City, MI; six grandchildren, Erica, Alex, Zachary, Rachel, Benjamin and Taylor; her four great-grandchildren, Lena, Emma, Logan and Skylar; and her dog, Riley.

Sharla was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alvilda Taylor; and her brothers, Gregory Taylor and Gary Taylor.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial is not planned at this time.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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