OBITUARY

Sharon Ann Bussell

February 20, 1945February 18, 2021

Sharon “Sherry” Ann Bussell passed away on February 18th, 2021. Her long battle with diabetes and kidney failure has come to an end.

Sherry was born on February 20th, 1945 in Rapid City, SD to Loren F. and Mildred Seger. The family later moved to Florissant, MO, where she lived with her parents and brother, Loren Michael Seger. Sherry graduated High School and then followed Mildred’s footsteps into the career of Nursing. Sherry graduated from De Paul University as a Registered Nurse and began her career with Research Medical Center, located in Kansas City, MO, in 1968.

In 1970 Sherry moved to DeSoto, KS, where she became the unofficial “resident neighborhood nurse”. This is where Sherry raised her four children: Michael, Chris, Tony, and Jessie (Rice) Bussell. Sherry was a devoted and loving mother. Her strength was immeasurable as she raised these four children on her own as a single parent, while still balancing a successful career.

In 1972, Sherry was hired as an RN by what was then known as Olathe Community Hospital. Sherry was instrumental in the growth of this hospital, which is now known as Olathe Medical Center. During her career at OMC, Sherry would know this as a second family and develop lifelong friends. Sherry’s specialty was Orthopedics. She was able to attain the position of Director of 2 North (the Orthopedics Unit) until her retirement in 2005. Sherry was most proud that she had had a part in hiring “the best of the best Nurses in the Kansas City Metro. She was also proud of the work family she had made over the years.

Sherry is preceded in death by her parents and brother, as well as her faithful service dog and companion, Dovie.

Sherry was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children; Michael (Laura) Bussell, Chris (Lisa) Bussell, Tony (Amy) Bussell, and Jessie (Reggie) Rice. Sherry is also survived by her grandchildren; Alex Bussell, Katelyn Bussell, Austin Bussell, Abby Bussell, Justice Bussell, Samantha Bussell, and Beau Bussell; step-grandchildren: Jacob (Jess) Mruskovich and Kat Mruskovich. She also had two step-great grandchildren that she loved deeply, Hudson and Mickey Mruskovich.

Sherry’s dedication to her family and friends was only second to her faith in the Lord. Her strength and love will live on, as her fight is finally over.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 W. 93rd St., Overland Park, Kansas 66212. Interment will be immediately following in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org/donate

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Bussell
  • Tony Bussell
  • Austin Bussell
  • Reggie Rice

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Karen Magana

February 24, 2021

Sherry you are so missed. You hired me just a year about of nursing school in 1990. You have me a chance to spread my wings, grown my love for orthopedics and nursing. You were my boss, my mentor, and I was blessed to call you my friend. You were there with an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on. I hope you are there to greet me in heaven one day with your big mischievous smile and a hug...❤️

Kim Maples

February 23, 2021

I worked at OMC on 2 north with Sherrie starting in 1988 as a social worker. Had just moved from Texas an she was one of the first nurses I met. She just took me under her wing and she was a wonderful person . OMC was blessed to have her all those years till her retirement. My prayers an thoughts go out to her family an friends, which are many. She will be missed an remembered with love and gratitude.

Susann White

February 23, 2021

My heart goes out to Jessie, Chris, Tony and Mike. You have lost an amazing lady/mom and friend. She gave her life to raising you, trying to be mom and dad, while having a long career at Olathe Medical Center.
Sherry was my wonderful friend, I can't express how close our lives were intertwined over 43 yrs of of friendship. Together we had so many wonderful, crazy, fun times and there were those sad times that we shared. The loss of her parents and the loss of mine seemed to cement that bond we had.
I will miss her until I see her again. Hugs dear Sherry

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY