Obituaries detail

Sharon L'Ecuyer

August 21, 1938 - January 31, 2021

 

Sharon L’Ecuyer (aka Biersmith) died peacefully, at Villa St. Francis on January 31, 2021. She was born August 21, 1938 in Greenleaf, KS to Dr Lynn and Mary Frances L’Ecuyer, the youngest of four children. She graduated from Mount St Scholastica in 1956 and then from St Mary’s Nursing School in Kansas City in 1959. She married James R. Biersmith in June 1960 and they raised 5 children together. She was an active member of St. Francis Xavier church and school for many years. She worked as a nurse for over 40 years in a wide variety of settings. She enjoyed many creative activities including sewing, pottery, design and music. Perhaps one of her favorite activities was spending time with her large extended family and many good friends.

 

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings - Sr. Mary Mel L’Ecuyer OSB, and Dr. Jerome L’Ecuyer, and her good friend and companion Willard "Bill" Naylor. She is survived by her brother Mel L’Ecuyer, her children Greg Biersmith, Denise Biersmith, Jean Pyle (Marty), Lora Biersmith, and Suzann Jenkins (Bryan) as well as grandchildren Megan Robinett, Sara, Megan and Kelly Pyle, Rebecca Mattsson, and Jude, Luke, Thomas, and Mary Katherine Jenkins. She leaves behind other dear friends and family members too numerous to mention. A Celebration of Life will be held later when circumstances make it safe. In thanksgiving for the wonderful care she received, the family suggests donations in her memory to Villa Saint Francis Catholic Care Center, 16600 W 126th St, Olathe, KS 66062.

Condolences

John L’Ecuyer Feb 03 ,2021

Nephew ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

Thank you for your beautiful life Aunt Sharon. You were the aunt who showed an interest in knowing me, and it helped me tremendously.

Kelly (Carstens) Bailo Feb 04 ,2021

I will always remember our antics with the Biersmith’s at Tablerock Lake. Many blessings to your family.

Mar Cochran Feb 04 ,2021

Niece ,St. Louis ,Missouri

Remembering fondly the many family gatherings at Tablerock Lake, listening to Aunt Sharon tell stories around the campfire, meeting the Biersmith family in Columbia for day long picnics, the Corn Lake fiasco!, so many Thanksgiving meals together and were there 2 broken wrists? John? Greg? Mostly remembering the love and the laughter. I’ll miss you Aunt Sharon until we meet again - but I know Heaven will be glad to have you!❤️

Liz Donnelly Feb 04 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Sharon's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a good friend and I have many happy memories of doing fun things together when all our kids were little. Ps 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and helps those whose spirit is crushed."

Mary Feb 04 ,2021

Friend from St. Francis ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Sharon was an important member of our parish for many years. I enjoyed being on committees with her and admired her way of getting things done. May memories of her bless her family for years to come. Mary Connaghan Danaher

Mariann McCormally Feb 04 ,2021

former co-worker ,Gladstone ,Missouri

I remember when Sharon was our St. Francis Xavier parish nurse (in the late 90's). I appreciated her knowledge and care for our parishioners! I also remember her making curtains for the parish office windows. She made this place more beautiful - just be being her.

Paul L'Ecuyer Feb 04 ,2021

nephew ,St Louis ,Missouri

God bless you, Aunt Sharon. I will always remember the holiday meals with the Biersmiths. I think you & Mom did all the work while we hung scarves over tall fences, etc.

Katrinka Rosenquist Feb 05 ,2021

Friend ,Round Lake ,Illinois

Dearest Jean,Marty,Kelly,Megan and Sarah, May all the tremendous, fun filled moments you shared and the loving heart your mom and grandma shared to each and everyone of you hold you close through this sad time. She lived a long life and God was waiting for her with His arms wide open. What a blessing she had by finding her true love of people by helping them as she nursed them back to health. I hope you all talk about these times while you are together and are able to cry, laugh, reminisce and be grateful for the family around you God Bless you ALL, In Him, 💕 Katrinka