Sharon Kay (Smith) Longshore

Sharon Kay Longshore80, born in Topeka KS, to Theodore and Ufa (Andrews) Smith died on Nov. 1 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.

Sharon was married to David Edward Longshore on December 8, 1957.


The life they shared together lasted 57 years before his passing on October 31, 2015. The union of these two created 4 children: David Edward Longshore Jr., married to Charlene Longshore of Sedgwick, Kansas; Donna Kay (Longshore) Stevenson married to John A. Stevenson of Olathe, Kansas; Mark Wayne Longshore married to Chris Longshore of Topeka, Kansas; and Jane Longshore of Topeka, Kansas.

Sharon is survived by 7 grandchildren (biological, step, or adopted) and 15 great grandchildren (biological, step, or adopted). Sharon was always game for a good get together with the little ones.

Sharon and David lived at the same residence for 47 years in Wakarusa, Kansas. Over the years they enjoyed spending time in their camper at local lakes with family and friends.

Before retirement Sharon spent 20 years as head cook at Wanamaker Grade School in Topeka, Kansas and loved the children.

After retirement Sharon and David enjoyed traveling and seeing the country via the windshield. The especially loved the fall and the changing of the trees.

Shortly after the death of David, Sharon moved in with her daughter and son in law where she resided until her passing.


Sharon loved to garden and surround herself with beautiful flowers. Sharon also enjoyed spending time with her beloved pets.


Sharon-“Grandma” as she was known to most, was well known for her cooking and baking prowess. Many people enjoyed visiting and/or getting treats from Grandma. It is no surprise with her years of experience cooking, that she was an excellent cook and loved to try new dishes.

Grandma will be greatly missed not only to those in her inner circle but also by those whose lives were touched with her baked goods.


Sharon attended Church of the Harvest in Olathe, Kansas and very much enjoyed the small group that met at her home until the pandemic.

Sharon will be cremated and there will be a private graveside service in the spring.





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