OBITUARY

Sharon Kay Chesney

March 31, 1949October 25, 2019
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Sharon Kay Chesney, 70, of Olathe, Kansas passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 25, 2019. She was born on March 31, 1949 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Bobby Lee and Imogene (Inman) Brooks.

“Cricket” as she was known by her family and friends worked at Gill Studios for thirty three years. Due to her illness she retired on March 31, 2019. She considered her co-workers as her second family. Prior to Gill Studios she worked as a waitress at several restaurants in the Olathe area.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Imogene Brooks, two brothers, Danny L. Brooks Donny L. Brooks and her loving husband, John ‘Robert” Chesney who passed away on May 7, 2019. “Cricket” leaves behind two daughters: Deana A. Brim and her husband Michael of Osawatomie, Kansas and Kimberly M. Staley and her husband Jeffrey R. of Olathe, Kansas. Five grandchildren: Dacia D. Ybarra and her husband Josh of Olathe, Kansas, Tera Standing Cloud of Osawatomie, Kansas, Jacob T. Staley, Amanda K. Staley and Joshua L. Staley all of Olathe, Kansas and two great grandchildren: Honor Gilpin and Remington Standing Cloud (due February of 2020). One brother, Roy A. Brooks of Georgia, three sisters, Connie ‘Sue” Greybill of Olathe, Kansas, Debbie M. Brooks of Leavenworth, Kansas and Melinda Smith of Belton, Missouri.

“Celebration Of Life” 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Visitation 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

If you would like to make a donation in “Crickets Honor”, please donate to: Always and Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary 23595 West 223rd Street Spring Hill, Kansas 66083

Condolences may be offered at: www.McGilley-Frye.com

  • FAMILY

  • Bobby Lee Brooks, Father (deceased)
  • Imogene (Inman) Brooks, Mother (deceased)
  • John "Robert" Chesney, Husband (deceased)
  • Deana A Brim, Daughter
  • Michael Brim, Son-in-law
  • Kimberly M. Staley, Daughter
  • Jeffrey R. Staley, Son-in-law
  • Dacia D. (Josh) Ybarra, Granddaughter
  • Tera Standing Cloud, Granddaughter
  • Jacob T. Staley, Grandson
  • Amanda K. Staley, Granddaughter
  • Joshua L. Staley, Grandson
  • Honor Gilpin, Great Granddaughter
  • Remington Standing Cloud (Due February 2020), Great Grandson
  • Danny L. Brooks, Brother (deceased)
  • Donny L. Brooks, Brother (deceased)
  • Roy A. Brooks, Brother
  • Connie "Sue" Greybill, Sister
  • Debbie M. Brooks, Sister
  • Melinda Smith, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Always and Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • "Celebration of Life" Saturday, November 2, 2019

Memories

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John Johnson

November 2, 2019

In the short time we knew Cricket, we could see that she was a good neighbor with a beautiful, vibrant personality. She will be missed by us! We send our deepest condolences to the family!

John, Debra and Faye

Deana Brim

November 1, 2019

Mom, where do I begin? We had our ups and we had our downs, but 1 thing you always stood behind kim and me. Maybe we didnt have everything we wanted, but u made sure we did not do without one thing in our lifes. You have been amazing to our kids. I remember when I told you I was pregnant with dacia, oh man was u mad ( you said you was to young to be a nanny) lol. But once she came into the world, your grandkids became your world. You made sure all ur grandkids had a amazing life. You love each of us in your own way. You was there for all the good and bad in our lives. Mom, I love you so much. I'm going to be lost. My days started seeing in the morning and at lunch. What do I do with myself now? I dont regret taking care of you and I would do it all again. I know your free if pain, you showed cancer it didnt win. I loved the conversation of me telling u I love and you telling me you loved and I telling you I love you mostest with hostess.Until I see you again, just know I love you to the moon and back. ❤💕

Love your oldest daughter.

De De H

November 1, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I have know Sharon for many years. She was a very sweet hard working gal. She will be missed by many. RIP Sharon
Love u De De

Cara Brooks

October 30, 2019

I remember going to Aunt Crickets for the holidays and getting to see all the family together. I always looked forward to the holidays because we always got to see Aunt Cricket and Uncle Bob I remember the last time I was at Aunt Crickets in her old house I was flipping between 2 horror movies and Uncle Bob came in the room and scared me and Aunt Cricket got onto him. She was a wonderful person to be around.

Michelle Cornwell

October 30, 2019

My mom use to work with Cricket and my brother and I went to school with her daughters. I think I even worked with Cricket at Dennys Restaurant for a short time. She was funny, tiny, and so full of life.
I am truly sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul. My prayers are with the family. I truly know how you feel because my Father just pasted in August.
Cricket, I pray you are flying high, singing and dancing in heavens.

Kim Pearce-Jackson

October 30, 2019

I have many memories as her granddaughter Dacia was one of my best friends growing up. The one I remember the most was being down at the lake and we decided we wanted to go swimming it was a little cold for swimming but we did it anyways. And we got lost trying to make our way back to the house. She was always straight forward of what she thought and that day we were dumb-asses. I am forever grateful to have known her. She will be forever missed.

Steve Soderholm

October 30, 2019

I met Cricket about 45 years ago when I dated her sister Debra. She welcomed me into her family, gave me advice, watched over me like a mother hen, got me hired at a restaurant she worked at, and basically became an awesome friend. Although I haven't seen or talked to her in 30 years, I still remember that she would always end a conversation with me complete with a smile and sometimes a wink... as if to say 'it'll be okay'. RIP Sharon... it'll be okay.

Brittni Mays

October 29, 2019

She was the nicest grandma anyone could of asked for. She treated all Dacias friends like family. One summer Dacia had a few of us out at Tanglewood Lake and we got to get in their hot tub and go swimming. She also took some of us to world's of fun for Dacias bday. She will be missed. May she rest in peace

Kortney Gibson

October 28, 2019

There’s so many memories I could write on here over the years growing up around Nanny. Nanny would always open up her home to me as Dacia’s friend since we were little. She always made me feel welcome and was truly always a loving person to be around. I know she had an impact on some many lives, and she was a blessing to so many people. Nanny, you were so loved and will truly be missed!

Amber Cooper

October 28, 2019

Nanny always made me feel like family, she loved my kids too and they were family as well. Her and Grandpa were the first to keep Noah overnight...when we went to pick him up he was smiling all ornery and I just knew she gave him and Kadence sugar! She was one of the best women I've had the pleasure of knowing and I love her dearly, she will be greatly missed! ❤

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Nanny's first time at Disney World

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Nanny & Grandpa at Universal

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Your family will love you forever

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Best friends forever ❤

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She was always beautiful not Matter what

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Her with her husband and little brother and sister at the casino for their birthdays

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Josh, nan, and pap

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Nan and uncle jeff at my wedding ❤

Biography

Sharon Kay Chesney, 70, of Olathe, Kansas passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 25, 2019. She was born on March 31, 1949 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Bobby Lee and Imogene (Inman) Brooks.

“Cricket” as she was known by her family and friends worked at Grill’s Studio for thirty three years. Due to her illness she retired on March 31, 2019. She considered her co-workers as her second family. Prior to Grill’s Studio she worked as a waitress at several restaurants in the Olathe area.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Imogene Brooks, two brothers, Danny L. Brooks Donny L. Brooks and her loving husband, John ‘Robert” Chesney who passed away on May 7, 2019.

“Cricket” leaves behind two daughters: Deana A. Brim and her husband Michael of Osawatomie, Kansas and Kimberly M. Staley and her husband Jeffrey R. of Olathe, Kansas. Five grandchildren: Dacia D. Ybarra and her husband Josh of Olathe, Kansas, Tera Standing Cloud of Osawatomie, Kansas, Jacob T. Staley, Amanda K. Staley and Joshua L. Staley all of Olathe, Kansas and two great grandchildren: Honor Gilpin and Remington Standing Cloud (due February of 2020). One brother, Roy A. Brooks of Georgia, three sisters, Connie ‘Sue” Greybill of Olathe, Kansas, Debbie M. Brooks of Leavenworth, Kansas and Melinda Smith of Belton, Missouri.

“Celebration Of Life” 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Visitation 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
If you would like to make a donation in “Crickets Honor”, please donate to: Always and Furever Midwest Animal Sanctuary 23595 West 223rd Street Spring Hill, Kansas 66083

Condolences may be offered at: www.McGilley-Frye.com