Sharon Rose Meyer, 86, Linn, died Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, September 25 at Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, September 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Linn.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Sharon was born January 1, 1936 to Lawrence and Rose (Rogge) Hadde at rural Morrowville. She was baptized January 26, 1936 by Rev. Henry Kolm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Palmer and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran on April 10, 1949 by Rev. Harvey Bernhardt. She grew up in the Enosdale area with her parents and four sisters. Sharon attended Ash Creek School and after taking a year off to take care of her little sisters, Mary and Trudy, she graduated from Morrowville Rural High School.
Following high school, she worked at Linn Packing Plant, candling eggs. One year at the Linn Picnic she told Lela Spence to go get that guy and bring him over, “it was his simple farmer look” that attracted her to Lowell. They were married on May 16, 1958 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Washington. Lowell preceded her in death on May 9, 2020.
Sharon worked on the farm with Lowell and in later years at Marcon Pies. Sharon loved to bake and you knew when you went to her home you would get pie, cinnamon rolls, or her famous coffee cake! You would never leave hungry or empty handed, being sent home with sugar cookies, no-bake cookies, “big bertha’s” or other homemade treats. Sharon loved to sew, embroider and quilt, gifting each grandchild with a baby blanket. In her later years she sewed and donated over 500 whelping blankets to KSDS along with donating quilts and blanket to Manhattan Crisis Center.
Sharon and Lowell were avid bowlers and after retiring from the lanes they traveled throughout Kansas and several states attending the grandchildren’s many sporting events. Most every summer they made their annual trip to Colorado, stopping for a picnic at their favorite spot, The Big Thompson River. Sharon was able to make one last trip there in July 2021 with her daughters, Kathy and Kelly.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Society for many years.
When asked if writing a book about her life what would the title be, she said “She was a wild one.”
Preceding her in death were her parents; son-in-law, Todd Ingalsbe; sister, Margie Hadorn; and brothers-in-law, Calvin Hadorn, Mike Dunn and Elmer Kolle.
Survivors include her son, Fred (Nina) Meyer; Kathy Meyer and Kelly (Brian Sheets) Ingalsbe; grandchildren, Katie (James) Simmons, Tera (Brent) Arnberger, Joshua Meyer, Andrew Meyer, Tandi (Eric) Dietz, Tiffany (Kurt) Hayman and Erik (Chelsey) Zabokrtsky; great grandchildren, Kendall and Harper Simmons, Braxton Arnberger, Zackary and Donald Seagren, Grayson Dietz, Melanie and Madison Hayman and Sophie Zabokrtsky; sisters, Lila (Dale) Keesecker, Mary (Chris) Beisner and Trudy Dunn; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Bernita Meyer and sister-in-law, Marlene Kolle; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund is established to KSDS or Meadowlark Hospice. Contributions may sent in in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.