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 SHARON K. SHOOP 

 SHARON K. SHOOP 

(1961-2024) 

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. 

A funeral service was held February 19 at the First Baptist Church in Memphis with Dan Hite and Pastor Josh Black officiating. Cecil Parsons, William Parsons, Bruce Parsons, Steve Shoop, William Shoop, and Bobby Small served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Brock Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the Brock Cemetery, Hospice of NE Missouri or the First Baptist Church and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555. 

Condolences may be sent to the Shoop family by signing the online guestbook at gerthfuneralservice. com. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.