Obituary of Sharon Manahan

Sharon Kay Manahan, age 64, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Saturday, May 21, 2022, at her home.  She was born August 3, 1957, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Leo James Karleskint and Alwilla Boyd Karleskint.

graduated from Ft. Scott High School with the class of 1975.  She married Glen Manahan on November 21, 1975, in Ft. Scott.

Sharon began working for Mid-Western Distribution a week after graduation in 1975 and continued until the 1990’s.  She then worked for Great West Insurance Company, Ruddick’s Furniture, and finally Firstsource from 2011 until 2021.

Sharon enjoyed old black and white movies, reading mystery novels, cake decorating, and ceramics in her earlier years.

She helped Glen remodel their first and only home in Ft. Scott.


Survivors include her husband Glen of the home; siblings Mark Karleskint and wife Mary Jo, Barbara Marchant, and Marilyn Miller, all of Ft. Scott; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, longtime co-workers from Mid-Western Distribution, and special friend, Cindy Lashly.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Dan Karleskint, her parents, and her dog Anthony.

There was cremation.

Hospice Chaplain Dennis Uchtman will speak briefly following a visitation from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM Saturday, June 11th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to either Integrity Hospice or St. Mary’s Catholic School and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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