Sharon Diane Ward, 73, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas.
Sharon was born on March 25, 1943, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Victor P. and Rosina (Deines) Krug. She grew up in Russell, Kansas, and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1961. For 17 years she worked as a clerk at Klema's grocery store. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Smokey Valley 4-H Club. She enjoyed finding and buying collectables, antiques and watching Kansas University Basketball. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her daughter and grandchildren.
Surviving family include her daughter Leasha Jones of Russell; grandchildren Brandon P. Jones and Christopher A. Jones and wife Kayla; great grandchildren Lilly, Logan, Blayse, Alana and Ethan Jones; niece Laurel Rhoads and great niece Crystal McAdoo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Eloise M. Becker; brother in-law Adolph Becker; niece Lissa McAdoo and great nephew Clinton McAdoo.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 01, 2016, at the St. John Lutheran Church of Russell with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, August 30, 2016, at the mortuary with family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening. Memorials may be give to the Sharon Ward Memorial Fund and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.