Sharon Kay Gardner

July 9, 1957 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Sharon Gardner Obituary

Sharon Kay Gardner, age 66, Nevada, MO, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada.

Sharon was born July 9, 1957 in Chillicothe, MO to Jack and Marilyn (Jennings) MacWilliams.  Following high school, she married Richard Gardner, Jr. on November 4, 1979, at Milo Baptist Church and he survives of the home.

Sharon grew up in Chillicothe and came to Milo, MO, in 1982. Throughout her life she worked at various jobs including Nellie Don, Jr. House, Walmart, and at Skills Unlimited until she retired due to her health. She enjoyed fishing, Super Mario Brothers, and spending time with family and friends. Sharon was raised in the Christian faith.

In addition to her husband, Richard, of the home; survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Gardner (Rick Stafford), Webb City, MO and Tonia Nichols, Chillicothe, MO; one sister, Becky (Bill) Griffin, Chillicothe, MO; two brothers, Daniel (Marla) MacWilliams, Texas, and Bill (Laura) MacWilliams, Plattsburg, MO; several step sisters; nine grandchildren, Tiffany Gardner (Mason), Joplin, MO, Diana (Caleb) Mooney, Joplin, MO, Emma Gardner, Webb City, MO, Anna Newsom, Chillicothe, MO, Jackson Cairns, Chillicothe, MO, Zachary  Harper, Chillicothe, MO, Sean Stafford, Nevada, MO, Brooklyn Stafford, Massachusetts and Lucas Stafford, Massachusetts; three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Marilyn Nichols; a son, Jason Gardner in 2010; and two brothers, Jack MacWilliams and Robby Nichols.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO. Private interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 1:30 -2:30 prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sharon Kay Gardner, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Sharon Kay Gardner?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Sharon's memory.


January 29, 2024

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
Nevada, MO 64772

Funeral Service
January 29, 2024

2:30 PM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
Nevada, MO 64772


© 2024 Ferry Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility