Sharon Meyr

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Margaret "Sharon" Meyr, 62, of Jackson passed away Monday, March 2, 2009, at her home.

She was born Aug. 30, 1946, in Jonesboro Ark., daughter of the late John Edgar and Estelle Williams Manning. She and Ryland "Dutch" Meyr were married July 12, 1980, in Cape Girardeau.

Sharon graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1964 and attended Arkansas State University, where she was crowned Miss Arkansas State in 1966. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1968 and a master's degree from Southeast Missouri State University.

She moved to Cape Girardeau in 1968 and taught at Jonesboro Elementary School in Illinois, Franklin School and May Greene School in Cape Girardeau. Sharon later became a skilled decorator who designed and built custom homes.

Sharon served on the board of the Senior Citizen Service Fund since 1996 and served on the fund-raising committee of Saxony Lutheran High School. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society and donated her time and talent to help build two homes for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

She was a member of John Guild Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Chapter LY of PEO. She was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau since 1980, where she served on the decorating committee and shared in Bible study with dear friends.

Sharon was a loving, selfless wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Crescent (Larry) Dush of Cape Girardeau, Cyndy (Gary) Wrigley of Arnold, Mo., and Lindsey (Drew) Church of Cape Girardeau; a stepdaughter, Morgan (Thad) Lake of Jackson; four grandchildren, Madison Dush, Dylan Dush, Maggie Wrigley and soon-to-be baby girl Church; and three step-grandchildren, Jacob Dush, Jack Lake and Pete Lake.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Paul Short officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew Lutheran Church Building Fund, Saxony Lutheran High School Building Fund, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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