Oct 14,1935---May 28,2021

Sharon Goss passed away peacefully at her home in Prairie Village, Kansas on May 28, 2021. Sharon was born in McPherson, Kansas on October 14, 1935, the daughter of Eldon and Helen McKee Talbott and the sister of Fenton “Pete” Talbott. While growing up in McPherson, she met the love of her life, Max T. Goss, her loving husband of 65 years. After graduating from McPherson High School in 1953, Sharon attended Kansas State University where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and a reader of children’s stories on the local radio station. In the early years of their marriage, Max was deployed to Okinawa, Japan with the U.S. Army. Sharon remained in McPherson during this time, spending only two weeks with Max during a welldeserved rendezvous in Hawaii. Upon Max’s return from Japan, the couple moved to Great Bend, Kansas where Sharon focused on raising their three children. During Sharon’s years in Great Bend, she was actively involved in community volunteer work, the activities of her children, and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. She took particular joy from her involvement with a local community women’s choir and the Great Bend chapter of P.E.O. Max and Sharon retired to the Kansas City area in 2005. Those who knew Sharon will remember her as a kind and unselfish woman who always thought of others first. Her upbeat demeanor and cheery disposition were infectious to all who met her. Sharon is survived by her husband and her three children: Mike Goss of Westport, Connecticut; Jeff Goss of St. Louis, Missouri; and Susan Goss VanElders of Overland Park, Kansas. She will be sorely missed by her seven grandchildren, her great granddaughter, and her countless friends. The life of Sharon Talbott Goss will be celebrated in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to Backpacks for Hunger, in care of The Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224.


The Pasley Family Jun 05 ,2021

Friends/Sorority Sister of daughter, Susan ,Lenexa ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss! May you find some comfort & peace, knowing she is in the loving arms of Our Father in heaven. Sending prayers, love & hugs! Dana, Joel & Josh

Marsha Wallace Jun 08 ,2021

Niece ,Roseville ,California

My aunt Sharon was a lovely person inside and out. We have many fond memories of the times when she and Max and our cousins would come to visit us or when we would go to see them. She will be greatly missed by our family. We all hope you will find comfort in friends and family and small moments of joy even as you miss her.

Gary Pinkall Jun 11 ,2021

Friend ,Great Bend ,Kansas

I was sad hear of her death. What a kind and gentle woman she was. When I was in Junior High, my older brother became very sick. They were not sure if he was going to live or not. My parents had to stay with him at the hospital. Sharon invited me to stay at their house while my parents were at the hospital. I ended up staying with them for a few days. It was a very scary time for me but Sharon provided the love and comfort I needed during this difficult time. My parents and I were so blessed by her caring and support. I will always remember and be so thankful for that. My condolences to your entire family.