Sharon Kaye Leftwich, 82, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Arbor Court in Lawrence. She was born on April 19, 1941, in Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Earnest and Hazel (Petticord) Cartwright.

Sharon married Gary Beasley and together they had three daughters. They later divorced but remained lifelong friends. She married Jack Leftwich and together they traveled the world.

She was a wife, mother, and artist. She loved all types of crafts including painting, wearable art, and jewelry. She also created cards of inspiration which she sold with proceeds going to the Parkinson Foundation. She was a member of the McLouth Baptist Church, the Lawrence Chrisitan Women’s group, Quilt Guild, and most importantly, the Desperados.

Survivors include her daughters, Julie (Cameron) Sherve, Tammy (Calvin) Willits, Shelly (Debbie) Beasley; grandchildren, Morgan Sherve, Travis Sherve, and Jared (Allison) Willits; two great-grandchildren; and Gary Beasley.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Leftwich; her parents; her siblings, Darlene Dubes, Helen Latta, and Gerald Cartwright; and her grandson, Brady Willits.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sharon’s name to Douglas County VNA Hospice.

A funeral service was held in Lawrence, Kansas. Locally, Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home is in charge of a graveside service will be held at the Davis City Cemetery, Davis City, Iowa at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2024.