Dear family, friends, and readers,
Here is Kalona's daughter with a guest blog post:
With regret I am writing to let you know that in the early morning hours my Mom passed away in her sleep today.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
You may know her as Sharon, or Kalona, and maybe her handle as "Irish". She was a November baby and grew up in Oklahoma and Kansas. She completed elementary and high school as well as two years of college before she married my Dad. They raised three children and enjoy the love and laughter of eight grandbabies. We will miss her and will be celebrating her life and passing at a rosary and then a traditional latin mass held by Father Moses of Jesus. Details of the day and time of the ceremony are pending. I want to thank everyone for their continued prayers and for the outpouring of love.