Sharon Rose (Irwin) Munro

Sharon Rose (Irwin) Munro

Dec. 23, 1930-Jan. 9, 2021 

Sharon was born in Rockham, SD on December 23, 1930, the middle daughter of Bernard and Edna Irwin. She attended Mount Marty High School. She received her R.N. degree from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton, SD. She married Deane Munro on October 11, 1952 and they made their home in Omaha. Sharon and Deane were founding members of St. Joan of Arc Church, where Sharon was active in the Ladies Guild and served on numerous parish committees. She was an original participant in Perpetual Adoration at St. Joan of Arc and did so for over 40 years until her health left her unable to continue this ministry. She also worked for 20 years as a registered nurse in the Intensive Care at Bergan Mercy Hospital. Sharon was preceded in death by son Steven; sister Sr. Kevin Irwin O.S.B.; son-in-law Dan White. Survived by husband Deane; children Mark (Deb) Omaha, Lynda (Rob) Savio, St. Louis, MO, Mary (Jim) Powers, Omaha, Janet (Larry) Wilcox, Atchison, KS, Julie White, Novato, CA, Kevin (Shari) Munro, Omaha, Molly (Dave) Aboussleman, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Jenny Munro, Omaha. Sharon was a grandmother to 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sister Mary Dawn (Harlan) Vesley, Seattle, WA.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a PRIVATE Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at St Joan of Arc Church at 10am. Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc or to Home Instead Foundation.

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  • Diana Koger Posted January 12, 2021 10:16 am

    Deepest sympathies for the loss of an amazing lady! She lived a wonderful life.

  • Mike and Terri Clemens Darby Posted January 12, 2021 12:57 pm

    Beautiful Sharon, as we remember her. Our paths crossed when we lived in St Joan of Arc. So sorry to hear of your loss but am sure the Sacred Heart has wrapped His arms around her and the Blessed Virgin is smiling, close by. God bless all that are left behind as God has already blessed Sharon..

  • Coleen Dunn Posted January 12, 2021 1:45 pm

    Jenny, your mom led a remarkable life, and raised a remarkable family. I am so glad you were there for her throughout her illness. Blessings and Peace to you and your family.

  • Sue Grant, Cedar Rapids, IA Posted January 13, 2021 12:04 am

    There are few words. While growing up, Sharon and the entire family were so good for us! So many stories. Good memories, great family. So very sorry for your loss. God bless.

  • Stacey Brun Posted January 13, 2021 9:41 am

    Our sincere condolences and prayers go to you and your family, Jenny. Although I did not know your mother personally, her light was shining so bright through you in all that you shared about her and all that did for your family. Please find peace in the memories that you all share together. Love, Stacey Brun and Family

  • Clarice Murnan Posted January 13, 2021 10:35 am

    I knew Sharon for many years at SJA. She always had tons of energy and a big smile for all.

  • Ed and Leslie Powers Posted January 14, 2021 12:11 pm

    Our condolences. We remember sharon as so energetic and full of life. She was a wonderful mother and her spirit will live on in all her beautiful children.

  • Jean Brock Posted January 14, 2021 12:26 pm

    Your picture looks just like you did the last time I saw you in Redfield, South Dakota. I envied your children as you had so many and my Mom your aunt only had 3. One to Iold to ever play with and then a crappy brother. Always enjoyed family visits with you girls and my sister Joanne. To all of you children my cousins cherish those memories as you move forward in life as I lost Tom too. Sharon it would rock your world to know that almost 4 generations of Naughton young women are becoming nurses. Rest In Peace our lovely angel, my Mom is just fawning over you and Kevin! Love and condolences to you and Dean what a snappy dresser! Please keep in touch and see as many of you at Sr. Kevin’s memorial.

  • John Lindley Posted January 14, 2021 3:52 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire Munro family. Many great memories growing up on 72nd Ave.

  • Gwynne Wickman Posted January 15, 2021 7:57 am

    Jenny, sending our sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful Mother. Praying for you. God Bless

  • Mark and Mary Jo Stegman Posted January 15, 2021 8:57 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! What a beautiful mom! Full of so much love and energy! Wish we could be there to celebrate her life, but she will definitely me in our prayers today ! Blessings 🙏🏻

  • Traci (Grow) Peterson Posted January 15, 2021 9:52 am

    I went to St. Joan with Kevin. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My prayers are with you all. Rest in Peace Mrs. Munro.

  • Linda L Lazure Posted January 15, 2021 10:25 am

    I worked with Sharon in the ICU at Bergan Mercy. As a young nurse, she was a wonderful role model of professionalism, optimism, and how a nurse/mom can achieve a work/home balance. She encouraged me to pursue my education – which I did. I remember her thoughtful kindness when, years later, she reached out to me when I received an award at Creighton University. Her perpetual smile will always be remembered. She made a difference in the lives of many.
    Linda L. Lazure, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Associate Professor Emerita

  • Munro Girls Posted January 15, 2021 10:29 am

    We love you grandma! Love, the Dixie Chicks.

  • carrie meyer Posted January 15, 2021 12:34 pm

    Jenny, my deepest sympathies. Moms hold a special place in a daughter’s heart.

  • Peg Pearson Posted January 15, 2021 6:56 pm

    So sad to learn that Sharon has passed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a legacy she has left behind with all of you amazing Munros! Thinking of you all today as you celebrate her HOME!

  • Lynn and Mike White Posted January 17, 2021 10:20 am

    Jenny, Our sincere sympathy to you and your family, what a long and blessed life your mom had! Thinking of you all and may the family memories be with you through this time…

  • Nancy Naughton Larson Posted January 22, 2021 3:04 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all . The three cousin ;. Sharon , Connie Naughton and I would have lunch when I lived in Omaha .. My dad organized the Naughton reunions in Pocahontas ,IA and your grandparents ,, Sr Kevin and other relatives would all Be there having a ball . Sr Kevin danced at my wedding ,so I know they are all telling Irish stories , jokes and dancing again.. Miss all of them .A wonderful faith filled family. May her soul Rest In Peace..

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