Sharon Ann Shook

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.

 

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  1. David Bane on March 27, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    We are so sorry, sending prayers for the family for God’s comfort and strength. Sharon was always very kind and treated me as part of her family.



  2. Chyna Hull on March 27, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you. Aunt Sharon was one in a million.



  3. Vicki Lynch on March 27, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    I loved talking to her on the phone when I worked in Trouble at Kohl’s on 3rd shift as I worked in Findlay, OH. I did get to meet her on my way through to Colorado Springs to visit my son and his family. What a great lady. So sorry for your families loss. Vicki Lynch from Fondlay, OH



  4. Vicki Lynch on March 27, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    I loved talking to her on the phone when I worked in Trouble at Kohl’s on 3rd shift as I worked in Findlay, OH. I did get to meet her on my way through to Colorado Springs to visit my son and his family. What a great lady. So sorry for your families loss. Vicki Lynch from Findlay, OH



  5. Paul Henrich on March 27, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with you. Hugs to you from myself and my mother??



  6. Paul Henrich on March 27, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with you. Hugs to you from myself and my mother.



  7. Maria Stephens on March 27, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    My most sincere condolences to the family. Sharon was such an amazing co-worker and friend, she will be truly missed.



  8. Mary F Panuco on March 28, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Sharon and I went to high school together and we would skip 6 hour every day and go across the street to a little drive-In called The Little Drummer Boy or sometimes we would walk to boys houses. We did some crazy things back then we always had a lot of fun.



  9. Carol M Roe on March 28, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was a great person, friend, and co-worker. She will be deeply missed. The Flat dept. will not be the same without her smile and laughter. May God bless you and your family at this time.



  10. Ruth Mitchell on March 28, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    So sorry to hear. Prayers to all the family.
    Sharon and I worked together at Kohl’s DC….along with Casey, her daughter. Sharon was a sweetie. A lovely person. I’m sure she will be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Ruth Mitchell



  11. Andrea Thomas on March 29, 2023 at 1:12 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Sharon will be greatly missed. I always appreciated her kindness when I had questions in flat. She was always happy to help.



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