Sharon June (Irish) Walter, age 80, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away at 1:15 PM, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the comfort of her home following a diagnosis of lung cancer. She was born November 15, 1938, in Champaign, Illinois to Arnold and Grayce (Mangner) Irish.
Sharon is survived by her son, Curtis John (CJ) Walter of Bellevue, Nebraska; her daughter, Carron Joyce (CJ) King of Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Regan M. King and his wife Cindy of Columbia, Missouri, Grayce J. King and Chloe A. Cline, both of Springfield, Missouri; and her dearest friend, Sandra Kortkamp of Rockford, Illinois. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother Arnold.
A homemaker for many years, Sharon was later employed by Missouri State University from 1987 until her retirement in 2010. Sharon enjoyed doting on her grandchildren, baking for friends and yard-saling. She will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother and a caring friend to many, who hopefully will remember all the shared laughter.
Memorial funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark, Missouri. Visitation will be from10:00 AM Saturday until service time in the funeral home. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.