Sharon Hope (Edwards) Drake, age 84 passed away at her home in Overland Park, KS on November 16, 2023. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM with service to follow at 2 PM on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel, Overland Park, KS. Private burial in Garfield, KS. Sharon was born November 18, 1938 in Columbia, MO to Harold and Hope (McCarty) Edwards. She was a 1956 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, MO and received her BS in speech therapy from the University of Missouri in 1960. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Sharon began her career providing speech therapy to Kansas City, MO elementary students. She later returned as a speech therapist and was a beloved member of the Meadowmere Elementary staff in the Grandview MO school district, retiring in 2001. Sharon often shared fond memories of students, parents and teachers. While living on the Plaza, Sharon met Monet Drake. They married in 1964 and had two daughters. Sharon and Monet played golf at Blue Hills Country Club for 30 years. Sharon was an amazing full-time mom and a wonderful grandma. She enjoyed nurturing children, playing board games, planting flowers, appreciating art, and eating dessert. Sharon will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit. She loved wholeheartedly, appreciated simple joys, and encouraged others throughout her life. Sharon is survived by daughters, Heather (Shelley) and Tara (Paul); granddaughters, Megan and Katie; sister-in-laws, Aileen Edwards and Arlyne Basom; nephews, Jeff and Charlie Edwards and cousins, Jan Ellsworth (Gary) and David Gill (Jeanne). Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Don Edwards, and beloved family and friends.