On June 3, 1942, Sharon Kay Hewitt was born at home in Palisade, Nebraska, to Clarence H. and Anna E. (Cunningham) Hewitt. Sharon grew up and attended school in the Wauneta, Nebraska area, graduating from Wauneta High School, in 1961. She then went on to study at the McCook Beauty Academy.
Sharon found the love of her life in William Kent Buffington and they were married on June 16, 1963, in Wauneta. Together they settled and began their life together on the farm, south of Wauneta, where they resided for 33 years.
The couple then moved into town, and made Wauneta their home for 22 years. Together they had four girls and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sharon loved to cook and was gifted with crafts. A natural hostess, Sharon was able to whip a five-course meal out of pork and beans, jello, and a half tube of sausage.
Sharon passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial, Nebraska. She was 76 years of age.
Sharon was proceeded in death by her father Clarence Hewitt; mother Anna Hewitt; brothers Boyd Hewitt, Harold Hewitt, Stanley Hewitt, Eugene Hewitt and Gary Hewitt; brother-in-law Keith Buffington; father-in-law William Buffington; mother-in-law Alvina Buffington.
Sharon is survived by her husband Kent Buffington; daughters Kendal Cahoj (James) of McDonald, Kansas; Milissa Scow (Jeff) of Shelby, Nebraska; Angela Emerson (Barry) of Omaha, Nebraska; and Megan Wiemers (TJ) of McCook, Nebraska; grandchildren Jayden (Jesse) Cahoj, Jared (Jodie) Cahoj, Jordan Scow, Dayne Scow, Bayle Scow, Angela Clair Emerson, Blaine Emerson, Noah Emerson, Zion Emerson, Isaiah Wiemers, Gracelyn Wiemers; four great–grandchildren and counting.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at the Christian Faith Outreach Church of Imperial, Nebraska, with Pastor JR Kline officiating.
Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta
Viewing was held Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2019, at Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta. Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta entrusted with arrangements.