Sharon’s life was embodied in love. Love for her children. Love for her grandchildren. Love for her sisters and friends. To know her was to be met by her warm smile, comforting hugs and gentle spirit. Never one to be in a hurry, she would sit with you for as long as needed. This patience and tenderness allowed her gifts of service to be experienced in both her private and professional life as a nurse.
Born in Springfield, Illinois, on November 28, 1951, Sharon is the youngest of three girls born to Ray and Vera Golly. Very appropriately, her birthday fell on Thanksgiving ten times in her life, as she was a woman full of gratitude and joy. She moved to Leawood, Kansas in her early elementary school years where she made lifelong friends and dreamed of being a real cowgirl with her own pony. It is one of these childhood classmates, Paul Clark, whom she would later marry and raise her four children. While this marriage ultimately ended, the two remained very close friends and continued to create shared experiences for their family.
Life with four kids kept her busy in classrooms and driving carpools. Memories of sewing costumes, concocting elaborate birthday cakes, cooking brisket that melted in your mouth, baking her mom’s candy cane cookies every Christmas and checking items off her famed list of things to find while on car trips to Colorado are many and sweet. Notes in lunch boxes, cards in the mail and little gifts to let you know she loved you were enjoyed by her children and grandchildren alike and will be sorely missed.
Along with the fun and playful ways of showing her love, Sharon also showed her strength, courage and determination to rise above the challenges in her life. Valuing wisdom, kindness, purpose, strength and honor allowed for her to see setbacks as opportunities, to be honest and trustworthy with herself and others, and to add something positive to the world, allowing her inner light to shine. Through her deeply rooted faith and relationship with Jesus, she entered heaven on January 21, 2022 with confidence, knowing that all was well with her soul.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her sister Nancy Ralston (Westwood Hills, KS) and sister Diane Lowe (Frederick, MD) and their families. She also leaves behind her four children, Joanna Posten (Brett), grandchildren Elsa Jane and Tate; Joel Clark, grandchildren Lydia and Ridley; Jessica Clark (Jordan Tilzer), grandchildren Ila and Marlowe; Jeremy Clark (Alexa), grandson Oliver.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 29th at 10:30am at Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64113.
Donations in her name may be made to Joyce Meyer Ministries: