Sharon Kaye Scholl, 75, of Anita, IA, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa.
Sharon was born October 11, 1942, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Philip and Elma (Lohman) McSparen. She attended school in Ottumwa until her family moved to Moravia, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Moravia High School in 1960.
Sharon was united in marriage to Roger Rooker and to this union two children were born, Robyn and Bill. They later divorced, then on December 31, 1991, she was united in marriage to Galen Scholl in Anita.
In her younger years she did clerical work at the Wapello County Courthouse in Ottumwa and was an advertising designer for the Wapello County Shopper. After making her home in Anita, she worked several years at the Boy Scouts of America in Omaha, Nebraska, as an administrative assistant to the CEO. Before retiring, she worked a few years at Anita Printing.
She was a member of the Anita Congregational United Church of Christ.
She was a fan of many sports, especially baseball, being an avid Yankees fan since she was a young girl. Sharon was a very devoted softball player when she was in school and taught Robyn how to pitch. She loved watching her grandson sing and play sports, especially baseball. She was extremely proud of his baseball accomplishments and had his name and college baseball number on her license plates. She always attended the activities of her children and her grandson and looked forward to shopping trips with her daughter.
Sharon was full of life and loved to work in her beautiful flower gardens. She was a very caring and giving person and a very accomplished seamstress. She combined those traits over the years and made hundreds of teddy bears for an orphanage in Mexico where she delivered them yearly. Sharon loved to camp and she and Galen spent winters in McAllen, Texas, for many years. They valued all the friends they made there. They also appreciated their Friday morning coffee group in and around Anita with all the local snowbird friends. Sharon had been a lover of dogs her entire life. In most recent years her two favorite dogs were Cuddles and Bentley, who surrounded her with joy and companionship.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Galen Scholl of Anita, IA; her daughter, Robyn (Blaine) Moats of Grundy Center, IA; her son, Bill Rooker of Ottumwa, IA; her grandson, Bryce (Keela) Moats of Waverly, IA; her sister, Colleen (Paul) Shaw of Tucson, AZ; stepdaughter, Jodi Scholl of Council Bluffs, IA; her dog and companion, Bentley; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Elma McSparen; her brothers, Philip Jr., Walter “brother Pete”, Don, Joe, Charles and Ronnie; and her sisters, Juanita Jameson and Nellie Collins.
Visitation with family will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Anita, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018, in the Anita Congregational United Church of Christ in Anita, IA, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Anita, IA.
Memorials may be made to AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue and Transport or to the Cass County Memorial Hospital.
Hockenberry Family Care in Anita, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.