Sharon Childers

Sharon Sue Childers, 66, of Leavenworth, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., with her family and loved ones at her side. She was born March 28, 1948, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Daryl V. and Leola (Stephens) Oroke.

Sharon Childers

On Nov. 25, 1972, she married Larry Childers in Basehor, Kan. He survives of the home. She is also survived by her five daughters, Kimberly (Tony) Kiehl of Nicholasville, Ky., Sandy (Mark) Reno of Atchison, Amanda Johnson of Weston, Mo., Carrie (Darrell) Lust of Atchison, and Paige Chalfant of Kansas City, Kan.; 13-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her siblings, Dean (Debbie) Oroke and Rhonda (Dannie) Phillips; numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog Puff.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sandra Jane Oroke and her mother-in-law, Venita Schreiber.

She retired from Hallmark Cards with 38 years of service. Sharon enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. She loved the Kickapoo area and the people who lived there.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug13, 2014, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Kickapoo Memorial Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Kickapoo Township Fire Department.