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Sharon Kaye Bennett, 76, Kansas City, Missouri, passed away March 3, 2024, at the NorthCare Hospice House. Celebration of Life will be held in Parkville, Mo.

Sharon was born June 22, 1947, in Gower, Mo., to Ralph and Patricia Grier. Sharon was a graduate of Gower High School. She advanced her education at the University of Missouri”Columbia, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She later earned her Master of Arts as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from the University of Kansas. Sharon devoted her career in all aspects of social work, spending the majority working for the State of Missouri. Prior to retirement, she worked abroad in Okinawa, Japan, and Naples, Italy, as an independent contractor for the military, and Edinburgh, Scotland, in the private sector. Sharon loved her time abroad, where she was able to expand her travels, shopping and antiquing.

Sharon is survived by her children, Corey (Charity) Thompson, Keely (Michael) Hollaway and Hilary (Ryan) Murray; grandchildren, Payden (Amanda) Thompson, William Murray, Paxton Murray, Ella Thompson and Tommy Hollaway; great-grandson Cooper Thompson and brothers Ellis (Karla) Grier and Tom Grier.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Sharon™s name to Hospice House at North Kansas City Hospital or a women™s shelter of the contributor™s choice.