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Sharon Louise Smolik 1946 - 2021
Sharon Louise Smolik

Sharon Louise Smolik, 74, passed away Oct. 23, 2021, at Medicalodges of Great Bend. She was born on Nov. 18, 1946, at Great Bend to Bill and Hilda (Ehrlich) Galliart. She married Robert Smolik on Nov. 28, 1963, at Great Bend.  

A lifetime Great Bend resident, Sharon was a hostess and cook for various places in town, including, USD 428 Central Kitchen, Kiowa Kitchen, Great Bend Learning Center and the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She most recently retired from True Value. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altar Society, VFW Post #3111, and the American Legion Post #180 Auxiliary. Sharon loved to cook and especially spend time with family.  

Survivors include, her husband Robert Smolik of the home; a daughter, Darla Stroud and husband Huie of Great Bend; two granddaughters, Jamie Johnson and husband Scott, and Jessika Stroud; and two great grandchildren, Hunter and Kolton. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Galliart, and her mother, Hilda Meisner.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at Bryant Funeral Home, with Altar Society rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Father Prakash Kola presiding. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend. Memorials have been designated to Kindred Hospice or Shriner’s Travel Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 27, 2021