Sharon Lynne Haubein

Haubein, Sharon


Sharon Lynne Haubein, beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away on November 3, 2014 at the age of 55 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She faced this illness with bravery, resolve, dignity and grace.

Sharon was born on May 23, 1959 at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California.  

Sharon leaves behind her daughter Kelly Green, son Kyle Haubein, parents Robert and Mary Blattman, sister Carole Tomlinson and brothers Steven and David Blattman, extended family and many friends.

Sharon was a beautiful, kind, caring and loving person. She loved her family, animals, rock music, cooking and baking. Gardening was a major passion at which she excelled. She was an exceptional home decorator, the Christmas holidays being her specialty. Sharon loved being on-the-go, attending festivals and concerts, going shopping, traveling and days out with her mom, daughter and sister. She was always ready and willing for a new adventure or place to explore.

A memorial service celebrating Sharon’s life will be held at Bristol Hill United Methodist Church, 4826 County Line Road, Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Donations in Sharon’s memory may be sent to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association, 325 Maine St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044 as well as made online at


  1. Maria Arnone on November 16, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Sharon helped us with housekeeping for several years. She was a warm, friendly, energetic person. She always talked about her children with great enthusiasm–you just knew how much she loved them. I was always impressed by her holiday and gardening activities especially: she once told me she did cleaning on the side in order to fund her planting passion. I am so sorry for your loss of beautiful, loving Sharon.

  2. Cathy Ledeker on November 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Dear Kelly,

    I learned today of your mother’s death to pancreatic cancer. Although we visited regularly through her work….we often talked about you and our many interests….she never mentioned being sick or facing such a devastating disease. I thought so much of her. She was always gentle, kind, positive, and very proud of you. I will miss our visits and want you to know if there’s anything I can do to support you in your grief and/or life process please contact me. She was one of the good ones and so are you, Kelly. Much love and heartfelt prayers for you and fond remembrances of your mother, Cathy Ledeker

  3. Carrie Mandigo on November 14, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Sharon worked as a housekeeper in my home for several years and she became a friend. She never walked in the door without a smile on her face and laughter ready to spill. She had an energy that permeated a room and a happy,positive spirit. She will always be remembered in our home and will be greatly missed. A friend of mine’s mother is also currently battling this horrendous form of cancer. Her motto is, “Carpe the heck out of this Diem”. I feel Sharon did this and would like us to all do the same. Prayers to you family Sharon. I know you cared for them deeply.

  4. Laurie Wilson on November 12, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Sharon is greatly missed by all of her coworkers as well as our clients. She always demonstrated such a strong work ethic and a fantastic attitude. Her knowledge and “go to” willingness to help everyone was truly appreciated by one and all! Sharon frequently shared with us how proud she was of her kids and she certainly enjoyed the rock concerts with her sis! We were all so blessed to have known her.

  5. Sharon Yoder on November 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

    So sorry for your loss Carole. I knw you loved her so very much!!

  6. Jason Hodgdon on November 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Condolences to all of you. You are all in my prayers.

  7. Ginger Stegman on November 11, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. I know you both loved her so very much and seeing all the comments it is apparent she was a great lady. I’m sorry I never had the opportunity to meet her.
    It is a tremendous loss I know.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish there was something I could do or say to take away your pain.

  8. Mike Daly on November 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She and her family are in my prayers.

  9. Lanell Finneran on November 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I did not know your mother was ill. I retired last May so have a lot of open time if you would like to meet for lunch or just to be together. Your mother was an exceptional woman and I cared about her a lot. Please email me if you want –
    Lanell (and Scout).

  10. Cheryl Haubein on November 10, 2014 at 11:46 am

    As sister-in-laws, I have only loving memories of Sharon. Christmas was especially enjoyable. She had a cleaver eye for those special Christmas gifts children love. Her packages were given obvious effort of creative design. It was always a pleasure to visit Sharon at her home. She would welcome us into her immaculately polished home and into her kitchen where she would lavishly display an array of home baked deliciousness. She was quite the baker. Her homemade goodies could rival any culinary expert. She loved to try new recipes and improved on them creatively. To this day, I cherish some of those she shared and continue to make them part of our family tradition. Sharon would make her brother-in-law, my husband Mark, a tin full of her secret recipe pressed cookies that no other could duplicate. They were his very favorite of all cookies. Each Christmas he would wish aloud how he hoped Sharon would send a tin of those secret recipe cookies. She always did. I once attempted a recreation with disastrous results. Only Sharon masterfully baked the delicious morsels which Mark would lovingly guard for himself sharing reluctantly to begging hands. Sharon had a special way of adding just the right touches to her home. A hit of whimsy and warmth. One could look around and see a small votive or special decorated plate that adorned a corner or shelf. Most of all…Sharon accepted and loved us unconditionally. A great listener, sister-in-law, friend. I love you too Sharon and I miss you.

  11. George Smiley on November 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    It’s always so painful when we lose a loved one, especially
    when it’s a child,no matter their age. It takes time and faith to absorb such a loss. I’m always around to talk and listen.

  12. Carole Tomlinson on November 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm


  13. Sharon Haubein on November 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    We Love you our Sharon and will miss you. Love, Dad and Mom

  14. Deb & Chris Slater on November 7, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Sharon. She was a sweet and loving friend. I am praying for you all during this difficult time.

  15. lynne green on November 7, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Dearest Kelly,

    Was shocked and heartbroken to hear of the loss of your incredible mother, Sharon! Know how close you two were and can’t imagine the pain that you’re in right now. I, too, lost my mother to pancreatic cancer and know the heroics the patient goes through in battling such a crushing, “take no prisoners” disease.
    Kelly, please know that I and all the staff here at Van Go are thinking of you
    and sending lots of love and support your way. We’d love to see you and/or continue to be in touch, but have no current contact information, so please let us know where you are and how to reach you. All our love, Lynne and the Van Go family

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