Sharon Rose Munro
1930 - 2021
Munro, Sharon Rose (Irwin)

December 23, 1930 - January 9, 2021

Sharon was born in Rockham, SD on December 23, 1930, the middle daughter of Bernard and Edna Irwin. She attended Mount Marty High School. She received her R.N. degree from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton, SD.

She married Deane Munro on October 11, 1952 and they made their home in Omaha. Sharon and Deane were founding members of St. Joan of Arc Church, where Sharon was active in the Ladies Guild and served on numerous parish committees. She was an original participant in Perpetual Adoration at St. Joan of Arc and did so for over 40 years until her health left her unable to continue this ministry. She also worked for 20 years as a registered nurse in the Intensive Care at Bergan Mercy Hospital.

Sharon was preceded in death by son, Steven; sister, Sr. Kevin Irwin O.S.B.; son-in-law, Dan White.

Survived by husband, Deane; children: Mark (Deb) Omaha, Lynda (Rob) Savio, St. Louis, MO; Mary (Jim) Powers, Omaha; Janet (Larry) Wilcox, Atchison, KS; Julie White, Novato, CA; Kevin (Shari) Munro, Omaha; Molly (Dave) Aboussleman, Upper Saddle River, NJ; Jenny Munro, Omaha. Sharon was a grandmother to 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Dawn (Harlan) Vesley, Seattle, WA.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a PRIVATE Funeral Mass will be held Friday at St. Joan of Arc Church at 10am. To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Services, go to and click on the "View Live Service" button on the home page. Memorials are suggested to St. Joan of Arc or to Home Instead Foundation.


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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.
Funeral Mass
St. Joan of Arc Church
Funeral services provided by:
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mrts & Crematory
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My deepest condolences to the Munro family on Sharon´s passing. She was a kind, generous and welcoming woman...with a smile that could light up a room. I will be forever grateful for the friendship she shared with my parents and the opportunity to become friends with her children. (Steve, you are missed) I still think about those early years and cherish many beautiful memories. Sharon and Deane set a wonderful example for their children to follow. That will live on...forever.
Paul Tranisi
January 21, 2021
Dear Deane and all of my cousins, You were blessed with a beautiful, faith filled woman as your wife and mother. I know her death will leave a great void. She was a great listener, always interested in my life and what was going on, and wrote the best letters. I enjoyed our connection as fellow nurses, too. After having my own children I was always amazed at how she handled feeding, clothing and taking care of 9 and while working nights many of those years! She was amazing. I loved Aunt Sharon and glad I had a chance to see her a couple of years ago looking as stylish and beautiful, as always. Praying for comfort as we know while she is gone from this life she has earned her heavenly reward. God Bless!
Dawn M Albin
January 16, 2021
My prayers and sympathy to Janet and family. I remember her at St. Joan and we worked together at Bergan ICU in the 80´s. I was a student nurse then and learn a lot from Sharon. She was an excellent and compassionate nurse as well as a great parishioner at St. Joan. Rest In Peace, Sharon.
Alfred Salanitro
January 15, 2021
My sympathy to you Dean and all your family. I so enjoyed when Sharon would come to Yankton visit S Kevin, Mary Dawn and their mother. Sharon was a wonderful woman and blessing to know.
S Mary Kay Panowicz OSB
January 14, 2021
Munro family, So heartbroken to hear this..Sharon was my mother´s best friend since they were in their late 20´s. There were 8 of us kids who played with her kids. We have known and loved her since our childhood. My deepest sympathies. Lane Newman Murphy
Lane Newman Murphy
January 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Sharon´s family. I worked with her in ICU at Bergan Mercy Hospital. Sharon was an awesome person and nurse.
Jo (Joannie) Holloway
January 14, 2021
Our deepest sympathy for Dean and family.Sharon was truly a classy lady and we are glad to have known her, we will miss always seeing Sharon and Dean at mass.
Ronald Mausbach
January 13, 2021
We are sad to learn of Sharon´s death. She was a great lady and friend to our family. She and my Mom, Mary and my Dad, Ed will be neighbors again in Heaven, may she Rest In Peace.
Susan Slavik Larson
January 13, 2021