Sharon Anne Arbanas

July 2, 1940 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 79)
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Sharon Anne Arbanas, 79, of Lee's Summit, MO passed away on July 9, 2019.

Sharon was born on July 2, 1940 in Detroit, MI to Terry and Mildred (Bieke) Duff. She attended the Michigan State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. During this time she also met Fred Arbanas, and after a brief courtship of four months the two were married on August 20,1960. They moved to Dallas, TX for a couple of years before settling down in the Kansas City/Longview area where they raised their four children. Sharon loved nothing more than caring for and spending time with her family. She always knew how to have a good time, as she enjoyed shopping and traveling (especially to Cancun and cruising the Mediterranean) and playing bridge, but she will be remembered most for her beautiful smile and infectious laugh.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Terry. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her husband of 59 years, Fred Arbanas; children, Mike (Jenny) Arbanas, Lisa (Brian) Tillema, JoBeth (Nick) Smith, and Becky (Scott) Thomason; and grandchildren, Jake (Adrienne), Frank, and Luke Arbanas, David Tillema, Emily and Zach Smith, Sam and Vinny Thomason.

A memorial gathering will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee's Summit on Friday, July 12th at 2:00pm, with funeral mass at 3:00pm.

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