Friday, December 1, 2023

Sharon R. (Anderson) Staley

Sharon R. (Anderson) Staley


Sharon Ruth (Anderson) Staley passed away March 19, 2023, in her Melrose home.

She was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Hutchinson, to Clarence and Alice (Bakkom) Anderson. She attended Melrose High School and graduated from Palo Alto High School in California. She worked for West Publishing Company more than 40 years and retired from the publishing company.

Sharon loved casino trips, playing cards, trivia games and crossword puzzles. She still believed in Santa and made every holiday extra special and fun for those close to her. Sharon was an extremely generous aunt to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She had a fabulous sense of humor and was always the fun aunt.

She is survived by her sister, Janet Williams; sister-in-law Carole Anderson; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Clarence Richard “Dick” and Allan “Al” Anderson, sister-in-law LaNita (Zinniel) Anderson and brother-in-law Lawrence “Will” Williams. 

Sharon donated her body to the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

She will be dearly missed by many family members and friends. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.