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Sharon Flo Nelson

April 3, 1949 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 69)

Herington - Sharon Flo (Wiggans) Nelson was born April 3, 1949, in Herington, Kansas. She was one of three children born to Roy Jr. and Eva (Cunningham) Wiggans. Sharon passed away in her home peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018, with her family by her side.

She graduated from Wilsey High School with the class of 1967. Sharon attended Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina, KS. On October 27, 1967, Steve and Sharon established their family farm in rural Delavan. Sharon was very involved with family and farm life. Sharon spent countless hours in the field, working cattle, feeding dogs, and then making dinner for anyone at the farm. She was an excellent cook. She raised multiple breeds of dogs that went all over the United States. Her true passion was raising greyhounds. While raising greyhounds she made great friends and loved her dogs. Sharon was a very classy woman and was admired by her friends and family. Her class was noticed through her fancy dress and jewelry. In her down time she loved planting flowers and taking care of her landscape. She also spent hours knitting and made sure that each piece she knit was created with her special love. Sharon was baptized and joined the Hebron Lutheran Church of Burdick.

Sharon & Steve were blessed with four daughters; Tonya Dee (stillborn) March 24, 1968, Shannon Dee March 22, 1970, Tara Ann (stillborn) January 19, 1974 and Angel Ann January 27, 1975.

Sharon was preceded in death by three daughters; infant daughters Tonya Dee and Tara Ann: and Angel Ann age 39 on December 22, 2014; her parents Junior and Eva Wiggans and in-laws Keith and Toady Nelson.

She is survived by her husband Steve of the home; daughter Shannon and her husband Craig of rural Herington; four grandchildren that she loved dearly, Trent Granzow and Shae Granzow of rural Herington and Cole Klein and Saylor Klein of Weatherford, TX. Also surviving are sister Charlene Riffel (Ken) and brother Roy Wiggans III, all of rural Delevan, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation celebrating Sharon’s life will be held at the Hebron Lutheran Church in Burdick on January 4, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Hospice of Dickenson County. They may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

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