Sharon Stoelmaker

Graveside services for Sharon Stoelmaker, 68, Eudora will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Hesper Friends Cemetery south of Eudora.  She died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Baldwin City.

Sharon was born on January 20, 1945 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Emil Stoelmaker and Norma Bessie (Kurtz) Stoelmaker Stanley.

She worked at Hercules Ammunition Plant and was most recently a bus driver for Lawrence Transit.

She was a member of the Hesper Friends Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Cherry Eaton and husband, Robert, Gardner, Rhonda Tuggle and husband, David, Eudora; two brothers, Sam Stanley and Eddie Stanley, both of Eudora; two nephews, Brian Eaton and Austin Tuggle.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Sharon will lie-in-state from noon until 9 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. 

In Lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in her name to Hesper Friends Church or Vitas Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


10 Condolences

  1. Joe and Donna Ketchum on February 7, 2013 at 6:10 am

    We are sad to hear about the passing of Sharon. Sharon was a very nice person and it was always so good to run into her over the years since leaving SFAAP. Sharon was a hard worker and we considered her a friend. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

  2. Sharon Kay Gabriel on February 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I went through grade school and high school with Sharon. I sadly lost track of her and her family over the years. I am sorry for your loss. Our connection in school was she and I were two of the three “Sharon’s” in our class.

  3. Priscilla Hedges on February 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I played softball with Sharon
    in the 70’s . She was a very nice person & fun to be around. I’m sorry that she left us before her time.

  4. Patti Fuller on February 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Steve and I are so sorry for your loss.
    Our prayers are with you and your family always.
    Steve and Patti Fuller

  5. Jo Flowers on February 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Dear Rhonda and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember she will always be with you in your hearts. Take care.

  6. Kris hicks on February 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Sharon was a most gentle person. I enjoyed visiting her at the farm. I’m sorry to hear that she passed on too soon. I did not know that she was ill. My condolences.

  7. sherry suddarth on February 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I worked with Sharon at Marley co. I also played softball with her. She was a very good player with a heck of an arm. So sorry to hear of her passing. I lost track of her over the years, she was a fun and great person.

  8. Dianne Ellenberger on February 9, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Dear Eddie,Charlotte and the the families of Sharon Stolemaker. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister. May God be with you in this most difficult time.

  9. Bill & Sande Deay on February 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Rhonda, Cherry and families, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. You are in our thoughts.

  10. Mary Pilch on February 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I met Sharon through softball, she really had an arm, my hand still hurts!
    We got to be very good friends, had some really fun times together, from softball tournaments to fishing, among many other things.
    Went to Colorado with her, first time she ever saw the Rockies, she wanted to climb them, till we got on them.
    I will miss, and cherish our memories.
    Rest in Peace old Friend.

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