Sharon K. Shoop




10 a.m.
February 19
Memphis First Baptist Church

Final Resting Place

Brock Cemetery


Brock Cemetery
Hospice of NE Missouri
Memphis First Baptist Church

{Jan. 31, 1961 - Feb. 13, 2024}

Sharon Kathleen Shoop, 63, of Memphis was called to her heavenly home on February 13, 2024.

She was born the daughter of Rudolph and Lila M. (McKinney) Mellott on January 31, 1961 in Adair County.

Sharon married Gary D. Shoop on January 24, 1987. He survives.

She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Memphis. Her steadfast faith and loving nature were the cornerstones of her life. Sharon was known for her radiant presence and unwavering kindness, touching the lives of all who knew her. Sharon’s resilience and strength were an inspiration to all.

Sharon’s journey through life was marked by her service to others, a path that led to her various roles including a beloved waitress, a caring daycare provider, and a dedicated store manager at Dollar General where she received a Certificate of Appreciation for ten years of service. She was esteemed in her managerial role, where she was a fixture of the community and a source of cheerful greeting to all.

At home, Sharon was a culinary artisan, renowned for her thin, hand-cut homemade noodles and her love of baking. She enjoyed cooking in the cook shack at the Sundown Lake in Moravia, Iowa for the Bluegrass Festivals and at their own BBQ wagon with Gary. She enjoyed traveling and seeing the country as well. Sharon’s compassion extended to the animal kingdom, as she lovingly cared for her cat, Thomas, and the many stray cats she encountered.

Sharon’s life was a testament to her generous spirit and the love she shared freely. Her legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of those she leaves behind. May she rest in peace.

She was preceded in death by her parents; children: Joshua Wamsley, Kevin Shoop and Brooke Shoop; a brother, Merle Parrot and sister Phyllis Aldrich.

She is survived her husband of 37 years, Gary, of the home; daughter, Hope (Tyler) Cleeton of Moberly; son, Dustin Lane Shoop of Rexburg, Idaho; sister, Linda (Floyd) Ware of Otley, IA; brother-in-law Ron Aldrich; grandchildren: Neveah, Nivek, Dominic, Bianca Cleeton and Wrenlie Shoop; in-laws: Bill and Donna Shoop of Moravia; two sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law; many nieces, nephews and friends.

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  1. Gary and family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your entire family will be in my prayers during the coming weeks and months.

    Comment by Kathy Young on February 14, 2024 at 12:23 pm
  2. Such a nice Lady. So friendly, a hard worker,
    and just a Wonderful person. ❤️❤️

    Comment by Doris White on February 14, 2024 at 12:44 pm
  3. To all of Sharon’s families. So sorry for your loss of a very special person. I always enjoyed visiting with Sharon about our high school days at Gorin and about our families. Rest on peace Sharon.

    Comment by Jan and Gary Howell on February 14, 2024 at 1:31 pm
  4. Sharon will be very missed! Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Sharon. She fought a good fight!

    Comment by Harry and Mary Ransford on February 14, 2024 at 5:40 pm
  5. So sorry for your loss. I always loved our conversations and will never forget the little Elmo doll she gave to our Bryce when he was young. She’ll be greatly missed!

    Comment by COLE TIPPETT on February 14, 2024 at 8:18 pm
  6. Condolences and hugs to Sharon’s family. She was my first best friend and I have so many happy childhood memories with her. She was pure of heart and genuinely one of the nicest, most thoughtful people I’ve ever known.

    Comment by Sheila Cochenour Smith on February 14, 2024 at 11:02 pm
  7. We are so very saddened by the loss of dear Sharon. Everyone from Gorin has great memories of our dear friend whom we followed to Memphis to the $ G store to create more memories. She will be missed.

    Comment by Larry & Nancy Platz on February 15, 2024 at 7:23 am
  8. So very sorry to hear this. Sharon was a wonderful lady. I always stayed in touch with her after I moved as she was married to my brother and considered family. Loved her. Prayers for all of you. Rip Sharon.

    Comment by Tina (Wamsley) Hoeltzel on February 15, 2024 at 9:58 am
  9. We are very sorry for the loss of such a sweet lady.

    Comment by Diann Benson Savage on February 15, 2024 at 10:14 am
  10. Sharon was a very special lady and friend. Praying for Gary and the rest of her family. RIP Sharon!

    Comment by Tammy Jones on February 15, 2024 at 5:22 pm
  11. So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member she was a good friend & will be missed

    Comment by Jamie Neuner on February 15, 2024 at 5:45 pm
  12. Heaven has gained another Angel. Always so sweet, helpful and kind. Really liked visiting with her. Prayers for the family!

    Comment by Jeanette Fogle on February 15, 2024 at 5:58 pm
  13. Please accept my condolences on behalf of the whole Smith family. We were childhood friends that grew up together in Luray, MO. Sharon will forever be remembered for her laughter, smile and willingness to help others. Prayers and hugs to the family.

    Comment by Carolyn Smith Spurgeon on February 15, 2024 at 7:35 pm
  14. Sharon was such a sweet, kind friend. Prayers for all the family. She will be sadly missed. Loved all her baked goods she shared with us.

    Comment by Tina Lapsley on February 15, 2024 at 8:33 pm
  15. Sharon was such a wonderful and friendly person. Memphis won’t be the same without her.

    Comment by Jessica Simerl on February 15, 2024 at 10:27 pm
  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sharon was so special in her genuine kindness. I’m fortunate to have called her a friend. Sincere sympathy

    Comment by Janie Parton on February 16, 2024 at 4:43 am
  17. So very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a true gem.

    Comment by Sandra Ebeling on February 16, 2024 at 9:13 am
  18. I am incredibly sorry for your loss. Although I didn’t know Sharon very well, every time I saw her in DG and other places, she always greeted me with a friendly word and a smile. I pray that God will comfort you all during this difficult time.

    Comment by Britta on February 16, 2024 at 11:38 am
  19. This breaks my heart. Sharon and I underwent similar surgeries around the same time. While the recovery for her was a little more extensive than but mine, she never hesitated to reach out and check on me, pray for me and keep up to date on my progress. She was always rooting for me. She truly was a special lady. ♥

    Comment by Charity (Patrick) Miller on February 16, 2024 at 1:43 pm
  20. How can we some up Sharon. She will be missed. Her smile, her graciousness, her love for others, and really there is not enough positive adjectives to describe her. She was loved dearly by her family. I am so sorry for the pain that is left behind in her passing. We love you.

    Comment by Debra Sharp on February 16, 2024 at 6:40 pm
  21. We have known Sharon for many years and have always considered her a friend. She had such a kind and sweet disposition. She was a hard worker and took pride in all that she did. She will be missed by everyone. All our love,
    Chris & Holly Harris

    Comment by Holly Harris on February 16, 2024 at 9:54 pm
  22. Gary I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Sharon was kind hearted , always with a smile, she worked so hard at dolllar general . She was a dear freind to a lot of people . She will be greatly missed . My thots and prayers go to you and your family

    Comment by Stephanie hager on February 16, 2024 at 11:20 pm
  23. Oh my goodness! I am so sorry! Sharon and I grew up in Luray. We had so much fun together, always at each other’s house. I will never forget you Sharon! I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

    Comment by Janie Hamner Horton on February 17, 2024 at 12:05 pm
  24. I became friend’s with Sharon when she had moved to Gorin, we were in the same grade. I moved away but we kept in touch over the years. Sharon was a true christian, she never talked bad about anyone and she never thought she was above anyone. Heaven definitely got a angle! My last visit was this past year, so happy to spend time with her. I hope she knew how much I loved her and valued our friendship. RIP Sharon!

    My deepest condolences to Gary, their children Hope and Dustin and grandchildren and her in laws Donna & Bill shoop and her sister Linda. Praying for you all!

    Comment by Brenda Darland Baird on February 17, 2024 at 6:31 pm
  25. Gary we are so sorry for your loss. Sharon had loving heart for everyone. Sharon will be greatly missed. We send our thoughts and prayers for you
    And your family

    Comment by Joan and Jimmy Bourgeois on February 18, 2024 at 11:07 am
  26. I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with all who love her. While I didn’t have a great deal of contact with Sharon when we were adults, I remember that she was one of the kindest people I knew when we were children. The comments here that I read don’t surprise me at all.

    Comment by Karen on February 19, 2024 at 8:36 am
  27. My deepest condolences to Gary, the family and all who loved her. She was always such a joy. We were childhood friends and remained so through out the years. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers for all.

    Comment by Cheri Smith Hutchinson on February 19, 2024 at 4:39 pm
  28. Sharon, known you for years. You’ll be greatly missed by many you touched so many people’s hearts. I’ll never forget our times at Dollar General. REST IN PEACE. prayers and condolences to the family..

    Comment by Mandy on February 19, 2024 at 6:15 pm
  29. She was a very sweet and kind lady.

    Comment by David Gardine on February 19, 2024 at 8:58 pm
  30. Sharon, I miss you so.much! You were such a
    kind & caring lady! Thank you for your
    Friendship! You will certainly be missed by
    many! You always had a smile & were
    cheerful every time we saw each other, no
    matter how you felt! RIP my dear Friend!
    Prayers for all your Family!

    Comment by Barbara A. Crawford on February 29, 2024 at 3:11 pm

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