OBITUARY

Sharon E. Dunbar

September 4, 1944April 9, 2021
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It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon Eileen Dunbar, 76, announces her passing on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Sharon Eileen Cory was born on September 4, 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa to Ralph and Neva (Brown) Cory. She grew up with two older brothers, John and Pat. She graduated from Bondurant-Farrar High School in 1962 and married her high school sweetheart, William “Bill” Garner Dunbar Jr., on April 30, 1965 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Together they raised four children in a loving home filled with humor and adventure. She was a marvelous wife, mother, grandma, aunt, and sister.

Sharon loved gardening in her many flowerbeds, collecting nativity sets, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her beloved granddaughters. She enjoyed taking prairie walks with her adoring husband, Bill, and delighted in identifying flowers and butterflies. She loved her family unconditionally and provided them with constant love and support. Sharon was also a lifetime member of St. Mary-Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bill; brother, Pat; children, Kenny (Carol) Dunbar, Kathy (Chuck) Bickel, Kris (Denis LeRoy) Sturtz, and Kelly Dunbar; granddaughters, Cassandra McMullen, Madeline McMullen, Victoria McMullen, Alexandria Sturtz, and Miranda Sturtz; beloved nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Neva Cory; brother, John Cory; and grandson, Chauncy Dunbar.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm with Rosary following. Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:30 am. Both will be held at St. Mary-Holy Cross Catholic Church in Elkhart, IA. Memorials may be directed to a food bank of your choice in her memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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Marty White

April 19, 2021

Bill and family. Sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marty and Katy White

Phillip Kruse

April 18, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you Bill, and your family. Many happy memories with you and Sharon. I still have crib you gave me almost 35 years ago. Fr. Phil Kruse,776 Peosta St,Unit 1,Peosta,Ia 52068

Glenn Kinney

April 13, 2021

I remember Sharon quite well from BFHS. When she was a senior, I was still a lowly junior. But memories will linger on even after we are gone. My sympathies to you, Bill, and all of your family.

Debbie Haywood

April 13, 2021

We are so very sorry, Kathy, and family, to learn of your sweet mom's death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie & John

Lucille Vannoy

April 13, 2021

Sending our condolences to the family, we will miss seeing her come into the Greenhouse. Just imagine the flower beds Rod and her will plant in Heaven. She will be missed.

From all of us here at Lucille's

Robin Olberding

April 13, 2021

Our deepest sympathies and prayers for all. Sharon was and always will be a beautiful, gentle woman with a giving spirit and great smile. I will look at nativity scenes and think of Sharon.

Cathy Harris

April 12, 2021

What a wonderful Lady Miss Sharon was. Our family sends our deepest condolences and prayers of peace and comfort. We love you all.

Gary and Cathy Harris Family

Anne Posegate

April 11, 2021

Thinking of you, Kathy and family, as you mourn the loss of a kind and wonderful mother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Anne Posegate and family

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