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Heaven gained another angel when Sharon Jean Foulk, 78, passed away peacefully in Frontenac, Kansas on October 28, 2023, with her sons and other members of her loving family by her side. Sharon was born in South Bend, Indiana on August 6, 1945. Her parents were Theron Virgil Brown and his wife Mildred Bernadine, who both preceded her in death. Sharon graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend in 1965 and married Peter Joseph Campiti, a first-generation Italian American, within a few years. They welcomed their first son, Anthony “Tony” Joseph, in 1970 and moved to Italy shortly thereafter when Peter was stationed there during his time in the U.S. Army. Sharon loved exploring various parts of Italy with her son during that time, including Milan and Venice. After returning home, Sharon and Peter had their second son, Shawn Michael, in 1972. After Sharon and Peter divorced, she opted to move her family to a small town in the southwest part of Missouri, Liberal, in 1979, in the hopes of finding a better life there. While in Liberal, she worked at O’Sullivan Industries in nearby Lamar, Missouri until an on-the-job injury ended her tenure there. She persevered as single parent, and was forever grateful to the many friends, neighbors, and other members of the community in Liberal who helped her and her family out when they were in need. Sharon was immensely proud of two things in her life: her father and her sons. Sharon liked to tell the story about how her father had dreams of playing professional baseball as a young boy in Indiana. Those dreams were cut short after he joined the U.S. Army and fought bravely in the Battle of Normandy where he lost one of his legs during the D-Day invasion of World War II. Sharon was very proud of her father and his military service, and some of her fondest memories involved spending time with her father and Tony, his first grandson. Sharon was likewise very proud of her sons, and she dreamed that they would have a better life than she had when growing up and that she had provided them when they were little. She taught them how to overcome adversity and believed the primary way she could achieve her dreams for them was to provide them with educational and faith-based opportunities. She always encouraged them to dream big and told them that they could be whatever they wanted to be in life. She was ecstatic when her oldest son became the first person on her side of the family to graduate from college and went onto become an attorney. She also could not have been prouder than when her second son graduated from college and the police academy. Sharon loved spending time with her family, especially during graduations, weddings, and other family events. In particular, she enjoyed the times when the extended family would get together for Thanksgivings in Kansas City. She loved to send birthday and Christmas cards to her grandchildren, and she never missed a date. She was especially close to her grandson Kooper Campiti, as they were kindred spirits, and she was devastated when he unexpectedly passed away earlier this summer. She was also especially proud when her grandson Skylar joined the Kansas Army National Guard, as she felt like he was following in her father’s footsteps. Sharon had a selfless disposition, and it brought her personal joy to do anything possible to help others who were in need. Later in her life, she was able to combine her passion for helping others with her occupation when she went to work as a patient sitter at the Nevada Regional Medical Center and subsequently as a home health caregiver until she was forced to medically retire. During her retirement, Sharon enjoyed spending time with her neighbors and friends, painting and engaging in other arts and crafts, and caring for and walking her beloved dogs Missy and Peppi. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; her younger brother Michael Brown of Port Charlotte, Florida; and her grandson Kooper Campiti of Frontenac, Kansas. Left to cherish Sharon’s memory are her son Anthony “Tony” Campiti and his wife Jennifer and their sons Dominic and Theron, all of Dallas, Texas; her son Shawn Michael Campiti and his wife Kyle and their son Skylar and their daughter Kami, all of Frontenac, Kansas; her younger sister Cathy Lucchi and her husband John of Lee Summit, Missouri; and many nephews and nieces and other generations of those whom she loved dearly. Sharon’s previous husbands Peter Campiti and Andrew Foulk survive her death. The family wishes to thank Compassus Hospice Care and all of the wonderful nurses and staff members at the Medicalodges of Frontenac for all of their care for Sharon and guidance during the several weeks before her death. The family also plans to have a private funeral service and celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would request for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.
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