Jun 30,1945---Jan 31,2021

Sharon Ann Malcolm, 75, of DeSoto, KS, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday at Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS.  Funeral Services will be 8:30 AM Thursday, February 4, at the Porter Funeral Home.  Burial in National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.

Sharon was born June 30, 1945, in Kansas City, KS, where she lived most of her life. She was preceded by her parents and brother Bill Kampmeier.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Kenneth L. Malcolm, two daughters Marni Linn Mills, Megan Leigh VanBuren, two grandchildren, Samantha Ashley Mills and Mason Cooper VanBuren.



Condolences

Jamie Klingenberg Feb 01 ,2021

Friend ,Platte City ,Missouri

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my hearts and prayers.

Barbara Selleck Feb 01 ,2021

Friend ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

I want to offer my condolences to Sharon's family. I met Sharon when I worked at the YMCA, sometime between 2009-2017. If I were to describe Sharon, I would describe her as full of life --the life of the party. Her fashion style was colorful, vibrant and worn without abandon. She was her own person. I had the pleasure of going out with her and another friend to a casino to watch the Chippendale's, have dinner, and play a few slot machines. It was a very fun evening. I remember her winning money that night and directing me to the machine I should play and she was right...it was a winner! I would say that Sharon was a unicorn --unique and rare. She will be missed! RIP my sweet friend ♥️

Barbara Selleck Feb 01 ,2021

Friend ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

I want to offer my condolences to Sharon's family. I met Sharon when I worked at the YMCA, sometime between 2009-2017. If I were to describe Sharon, I would describe her as full of life --the life of the party. Her fashion style was colorful, vibrant and worn without abandon. She was her own person. I had the pleasure of going out with her and another friend to a casino to watch the Chippendale's, have dinner, and play a few slot machines. It was a very fun evening. I remember her winning money that night and directing me to the machine I should play and she was right...it was a winner! I would say that Sharon was a unicorn --unique and rare. She will be missed! RIP my sweet friend ♥️

James Pool Feb 01 ,2021

Great nephew ,Fayetteville ,Arkansas

Mike Brunner Feb 02 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

So sorry to hear that Sharon passed away. My condolences go out to Ken and family during this difficult time. Sharon had a zest for life and enjoyed family and friends.

Fred J Uzzell Feb 02 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Kenny, Donna and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. Without a doubt, Sharon has gone to a better place. Stay Safe Fred & Donna

Dutch and Margie Holland Feb 02 ,2021

friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

To Ken and her daughters, Dear Sharon (Sassy) was a true friend at the Y and always a joy to be around. Her quick humor, outlandish party costumes, and concern for others even when she did not feel well, have left a void that cannot be filled when we return to the Y after the pandemic. She is already sorely missed. Rest in peace dear Sassy and hold a spot up there for us.

Jim & Jean Stiled Feb 02 ,2021

Friend ,Jacksonville ,Arkansas

Jean and I send our condolences to Ken and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chris Soliz (Simon/Lanaman) Feb 02 ,2021

Friend ,Antelope Valley ,California

It’s hard to adequately describe the impact she has had on my life. When Marni and I discovered we were sisters-from-another-mother on the first day of 3rd grade at St. Pat’s, Sharon and Ken became my second set of parents. I spent almost as much time at their house as my own. (no brothers to deal with there!) I remember when she had what I considered was the best job in the whole world – Baskin-Robbins! We would call and beg her to bring us home ice cream and she always would….even though that meant dealing with two sugar-hyper 11 year olds that would stay up until the wee hours. (To this day, I cannot look at a 31 Flavors and not think of her!) She was always so patient, funny, and loving and she’s going to be missed tremendously. My love and my prayers are with you!

Victoria Kampmeier Forest Feb 02 ,2021

Cousin ,Pleasanton ,California

Sharon was my cousin that I connected with through Facebook. I wish time and distance would have allowed us to get to know each other better. She was a wonderful person who was able to convey support in a fun way. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Theresa Smith Feb 03 ,2021

friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

So sad to have lost person. Sharon was smiling always when we were able to get together (which wasn't often enough).And so much fun! We'll ( Danny & me) miss her greatly. Theresa

Herta Folsom Feb 03 ,2021

Head Start and YMCA ,Kansas City ,Kansas

my prayers to the family, may you find comfort in our Lord Jesus. Sassy you will be missed at the Providence YMCA. I will miss your comments on Facebook.

John Super Feb 04 ,2021

Friend of Daughter Megan ,Olathe ,Kansas

Megan, My deepest and sincerest condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. A life well-lived is a life that lives on through others after you are gone. Your Mom will continue to live on for a long, long time.

Margaret (Bridge) Averett Feb 05 ,2021

High school friend ,Mansfield ,Texas

Sherri and I, and our other friends from our high school group, were always together for every high school football or basketball game. In the summer, we would all still get together as good friends. Sherri and I were the tennis players. We went our separate ways during our college years, going to different colleges. We met up again after my family returned to Overland Park for a few years. That is when I met Ken and the girls when they were very young. Then my family moved again and I lost touch with her again. Then our high school held its 50th reunion, which Sherri and Ken attended but I did not. I saw pictures of Sherri and Ken from that reunion and read a few comments about her through the reunion newsletter.it was through that reunion newsletter that I saw Sherri had past away. I’ll always remember her as a great friend.

Roger S. Bellas Feb 05 ,2021

I am sorry for you loss. I didn't find out until today in the Wyandotte Class 63. Ken I remember when we would get together for Y Indian Princesses and Sherry would look in on us. I think one of the girls goes to LBC and if she sees me I hope she will re introduce herself. I will be praying for your family as you go through this time of grieving.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Feb 03 ,2021
Time:
5:00 PM
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