Sharon Barrow

Sharon Lee Barrow, 64, died March 21, 2012, in Holton.

She was born Aug. 4, 1947, in Holton, the daughter of Vernon and Lou Emma Gilliland Barrow.

She graduated from Denison High School in 1965 and from Washburn University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She had worked as a cottage parent at the Center for the Blind. She was a corrections officer for the state of Kansas for 11 years and retired as a sergeant.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society, a life member of Phi Uplison Omricron, and a member of Lakeview Faith Chapel. She was a 4-H state winner in 1965 for food preservation and volunteered at Fresh Start, since 1998, with her sister, Dee Barrow.

She is survived by her sister, Dee Barrow, Holton; her brothers, Ray Barrow and Leo Barrow, both Holton, and Bill Barrow and Dan Barrow, both Denison. She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Barrow, in 2007.

Funeral services were March 26 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

Memorials are suggested to Holton Swimming Pool or Jackson County Fair Association and can be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 270, Holton 66436.

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