Sharon Kay Beisner, of North Platte, died suddenly at Great Plains Health on May 31, 2019, at the age of 79.

Sharon was born March 10, 1940, to Lamar Pershing “Bud” and Cleo Waneta (Attebery) Leonhardt at Sutherland. She grew up in Paxton then moved to Sutherland where she attended high school, eventually earning her GED.

On Nov. 17, 1957, Sharon was united in marriage to Ronald Clyne Beisner in Sutherland. The couple made their home in North Platte and had three children. Sharon stayed home with the kids and when they were older, she went to work for Midwest Office Supply. Sharon later worked at Lincoln Elementary School and was there for 24 years, first as a teacher’s aide then the secretary for a long time and eventually she worked in the library. Sharon enjoyed being around the children and working at school.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and UMW Circle No. 1. Sharon was also a member and past president of the Flatlander Car Club. She loved being outside in nature and watching birds and going on trips. Most importantly, Sharon loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Cleo Leonhardt.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Sr., of North Platte; children, Ron Jr. (Kathy) Beisner and Lisa McNeel, of North Platte and Rick (Sally) Beisner, of Cheyenne, Wyoming; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Jeri (Gary) Funk, of Sutherland; brothers, Doug (Debbie) Leonhardt, of Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Donnie (Tammy) Leonhardt, of Azle, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and other family.

Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Boys Town.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the First United Methodist Church with their friend and chaplain, Gary Smith, doing the service. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 3, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.

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