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Sharon Adams

March 24, 1949 — March 4, 2022

Sharon Adams age 72 of Merna, NE passed away March 4, 2022, at the Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, NE.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, NE with Pastor Lana J. Day officiating. The service will be livestreamed at Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery at later date. Memorials are suggested to the Merna United Methodist Church in Merna. A visitation will take place on Friday, March 11th at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, with family greeting 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at

Sharon Jane (Olson) Adams was born March 24, 1949, in Anselmo, NE to Loyd B. and Marjorie Evelyn (Moninger) Olson. Sharon attended and graduated from Merna High School in 1967.  Sharon married her high school sweetheart Bill Adams, right after graduating and would have celebrated there 55th wedding anniversary this May, to this union is Billy, Stacie, and Shawnda.

Sharon started her healthcare career at JMMMMC working as a ward clerk. She then joined Broken Bow Clinic working for Dr. Leon Books, Dr. Shawn Lawrence, and Dr. Ken Loper. Sharon battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma several years and during this time moved to helping the clinic with insurance. She really enjoyed helping so many people, especially some elderly patients with their insurance issues. In 2005 Sharon received a stem cell transplant and stayed with her nephew Bump the III in Omaha for a couple of months while recovering.

One of the things Sharon enjoyed most was taking grandkids on trips. Be it short trips to the Omaha Zoo or a long road trip to Portland, OR a trip to get the cousins together she was always up for an adventure. She was her grandkids biggest fan an attended all the sporting events, concerts, and activities that she could.

Sharon was an active 50-year member of the Merna United Methodist Church. An EMT member of the Merna unit for many years, and she enjoyed many years as a member of the Mixing Mamas Extension Club. Sharon always had a soft spot for cats and had many beloved pets over the years.

Sharon is survived by her husband William “Bill” of Merna, son Billy (Beth) Adams of Merna, daughters Stacie (Mike) Eckerman of Carroll, IA, and Shawnda (Matt) Eggleston of Broken Bow, 12 grandchildren: Tausha, Courtney, Taylor, Brittany, Brandi, Blake, Kenidy, Cassidy, Colten, Caitlyn, Zane, and Ivy, nine great grandchildren, her mother Evelyn Olson of Merna, a brother Loyd B. Olson, Jr of Broken Bow, and a sister Peggy Halliwell of Grand Island.

Sharon was preceded in death by her father Loyd, and five infant grandbabies.


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