Sharon Elsen Dies

Sharon Elsen, longtime resident of Council Grove, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 15th at Wesley Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born in Littleton, Colorado on November 11, 1960. She married Ron Elsen in 1982 and they had three children.

She was known in the community for being the face of Tyner Insurance, where she worked as the office manager for the last 19 years. Sharon’s true joy in life came from being a mother and spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren.

Sharon is survived by her parents Frank and Mary Reed of Council Grove, KS; son Dean & Kendra Elsen of Council Grove, KS; daughter Desiree & Robert Hoose of Irvine, CA; grandchildren Jason, Colton, Kasten, & Blair; sister Patricia & Dan Medwid of Hemet, CA; and brother Randy & Regina Reed of Council Grove, KS. She was preceded in death by her son Derrick Elsen and brother David Reed.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 7, Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Sawyer Funeral Home. Funeral services are planned for 11:00 AM, Friday, November 22nd, at Council Grove Christian Church. Interment will follow at Sunny Slope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Federation of the Blind, in honor of Sharon’s son, Derrick. They may be sent in care of Sawyer Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

Condolences may be left at

Council Grove Republican

P.O. Box 237

302 W. Main

Council Grove, KS 66846

Phone: (620) 767-5123

FAX: (620) 767-5124