Sharon Flood, 60 - July 15, 2009
Sharon Kay Flood, 60, of Holdrege, formerly of Gothenburg, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
Services were held Tuesday, July 14, at the United Methodist Church at Wilcox with the Rev. Virginia Fleharty officiating. Interment took place at the Freewater Cemetery at Wilcox.
Flood was born the second child of three children to Bernard Cecil Woollen and Mrs. I. Leone (Johnson) Woollen on May 14, 1949, at Holdrege.
She was baptized at the Wilcox Community Church and confirmed while in the eighth grade at the Wilcox Methodist Church.
Flood began elementary school at Wilcox Public School, transferred to the Ragan Public School in 1956, and retuned to Wilcox in 1958 where she graduated with the Class of 1967.
On Jan. 20, 1968, she was united in marriage to Dennis E. White at the Bethel Lutheran Church of Holdrege by the Rev. George Hoog. To this union, two daughters were born.
She and her family resided at Elm Creek and Hastings before moving to Holdrege in 1970, then to Gothenburg in 1977. While residing at Gothenburg, she was employed as an aide with the school lunch program as well as various other occupations. Her marriage to White ended in 1992.
On Oct. 8, 1993, she married Stephen Bratt Flood at Zion Lutheran Church of Gothenburg. The couple resided at Gothenburg until moving to the Woollen family farmstead southwest of Wilcox in 2001. She suffered a stroke on Jan. 29 following knee surgery, and moved to Holdrege.
Flood was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wilcox where she also served as Sunday School superintendent and as treasurer of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Emmaus Community having completed the “Walk to Emmaus.” While residing at Holdrege, she was a member of the Phelps County Extension Club.
She was preceded in death by: her mother, Leone Woollen on Jan. 3, 1973; a step-brother, Randy Johnsen.
Survivors include: her husband, Stephen of rural Wilcox; her father, Bernard (Juanita) Woollen of Wilcox; two daughters—Stephanie White of Lincoln and Amy White of Colorado Springs, CO; two brothers—Ron (Sue) Woollen of Wilcox, and Jerry (Michele) Woollen of Lincoln; a step-son, Michael (LaRae) Flood of Kearney; two step-sisters—Diane (Clark) Norblade of Axtell, and Cheryl (Gary) Gittleson of Carlsbad, CA; step-brother, Larry (Melissa) Johnsen of Alma; three step-granddaughters—Olivia and twins, Josslyn and Leah Flood of Kearney; numerous other relatives.
Memorials are suggested to the Wilcox United Methodist Church.