Sharon Kay Kirby, 76, of Anamosa, died April 13, 2019, at St Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born February 9, 1943 to Raphael Farley and Esther (Gerald) Welsh.
Sharon was a loving mother and grandmother, always had an open heart for anyone. She loved to cook, she was known for her comfort food. Sharon’s way of socializing was to visit casino’s. In her younger days she enjoyed horseback riding, and working on crafts.
Sharon is survived by her children Sherry Pearson, Shona Kardaras, Brett (Renee) Kirby, and Pamela (Butch) Gretten; Grandchildren, Jason, Jeramy, Amy, Adam, Gina, Georgio, Kasandra, Kelsey, Kamee, Kaysha, Kyley, Braylyn, Tiffany, Nickolas, Dakota, and Alexa; 18 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dale, Charles, Doug, Vicki, Van, and Denny. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Donald Joseph Kirby.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Monday April 22, 2019, at St Matthew’s Catholic Church, 2310 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids. Family will meet guests one hour before service, burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.