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Sharon Prichard

June 16, 1938 — December 3, 2023

Sharon, born on June 16, 1938, to Joy Clare Polly and Lillie Mae Sierks Polly, spent her early years on a farm in rural Rodney, Iowa, where she was the eldest of six siblings. Following her graduation from Smithland High School in 1956, she relocated to Onawa, Iowa, where she initially worked as a bank teller before marrying Ray Prichard and embarking on a new chapter of her life.

In the ensuing years, Sharon embraced the role of mother, raising five children-Pam, Nancy, Steve, Chris, and Dan. After divorcing and a few years in furniture sales, she embarked on a fulfilling career in 1986 as an insurance agent for Farm Bureau Financial Services, until her retirement in 2004.

Beyond her professional achievements, Sharon was known for her innate talent for decorating a beautiful home, entertaining and her exceptional hosting skills. An adept bridge player, she added joy and camaraderie to many gatherings. Her warm and welcoming nature extended beyond her immediate circle, earning her a cherished place as a dear friend to many.

However, Sharon's true joy was found in the company of family and friends. Her love for them was evident in the countless moments she shared with all her loved ones. From their early years as friends to becoming her sister (in-law) Bev Metcalf was always there for her along with cherished friend Donna Wittland of 60+ years was by her side for many of those events and was always her rock. Whether hosting gatherings, playing bridge, or simply spending quality time together, Sharon's presence enriched the lives of those around her.

In addition to her children Pam Jensen (Craig), Nancy Crist (Kevin), Steven Prichard (Beth), Chris Prichard (Kim), and Daniel Prichard (Lori), she was the grandmother to Meggan Jensen, Tera Jensen Sanders (Justin), Megan Prichard Brabec (Brian), Aimee Prichard Pryor (Tom), Blake Jensen (Jasmin), Courtney Prichard Lovely (Jim), Kena Crist Meyer (Matthew), Janelle Prichard Dubay (Tyler), Moryssa Prichard, Cole Jensen, Emily Prichard Johnson (Taylor), Ky Crist, Garrett Prichard, Cheyanne Prichard, Brianna Prichard, Lukas Prichard, Cydney Prichard:

21 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial visitation will be at the Hoy-Kilnoksi Funeral Home on Sunday December 17, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with special remarks at 3:00 p.m.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Michael Hoy at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and to her devoted hospice nurse, Teresa Beideck.


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