Sharon Ann Shook
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Sharon Ann Shook, 68, passed away on March 22, 2023 in her home in the company of her daughters. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 31, 2023 from 5-7pm, at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133.
Sharon was born November 9, 1954 in Yokosuka, Japan on a United States military base. She grew up in Raytown, Missouri and graduated from Raytown High School. She later moved to Independence, Missouri where she lived for most of her life. Sharon welcomed her first daughter Christine in 1972, followed by her daughter Shelley in 1974, and her daughter Casey in 1975. She was known as a hard worker in all occupations she held throughout her life, including working at Sears Distribution Center, 7-Eleven, and Kohl’s Distribution Center, where she worked for over 20 years. Even when she wasn’t on the clock, Sharon was well-known for volunteering her time and energy to anything she was asked, whether it was for Kohl’s Cares initiatives, Girls Scouts, school functions, or helping her friends and family. She was known to always be punctual, showing up 1-2 hours early to work each morning before the sun had time to rise.
Sharon had many passions throughout her life, including spontaneous singing and dancing. She was known to make a song out of anything, be it a name or phrase she just heard, and bring the most joy to any household chore she was doing when the mood struck. Sharon was an avid movie goer and made a point to bring her own salt shaker to ensure her popcorn was perfectly salted. She also enjoyed going on “girl’s trips” with her friends to places like Oklahoma, Minnesota and Colorado. When she was at home, Sharon was know to enjoy her fair share of crime dramas and Lifetime movies (many of which she had committed to memory) and she was always surrounded by her collection of snowmen, and the animals she loved dearly. During the holidays, Sharon’s family looked forward to the many cookies she baked and dishes she prepared, knowing that she would make more then enough to keep everyone fed for the next few days. Anyone who spent time under her roof would be take care of, and her home was a shelter to friends and family seeking comfort and peace. Sharon was a strong and steady pillar in the lives of her friends, who were all sure to be loved and supported with her in their lives.
Sharon is preceded in death by her father George W. Shook, Sr.; and mother Janet M. Shook. She was survived by her daughters Christine Striplin, Shelley Edie, and Casey Panuco (Bobby Williams); grandchildren Alyssa Striplin, Miranda Edie, Cody Edie, and Moriah Panuco; great grandchildren Izzy, Wesley, Damien, and Quincy; brothers George W. Shook, Jr. and Ronald Shook; sisters Juanita Smith and Susan Bane; many nieces, nephews and loved ones who will miss her dearly.