Sharon Gebhart

Sharon (Pack) Gebhart of Osceola, Iowa departed this life on December 30, 2017 at Circle of Life Hospice in Chariton, Iowa.

She was born September 24, 1937 in Lena, Iowa to Charlie and Gayle (Taute) Pack. On July 27, 1957 she married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Robert Gebhart. They settled in Churdan, Iowa and raised four children. In 1989 they moved to Osceola, Iowa.

Sharon spent most of her life in education. She attended primary school in Adaza, Iowa and graduated in 1955 from Churdan High School. She attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids and was the last graduating class to receive a two-year teaching degree. In 1957 she began her teaching career in Paton, Iowa, which later became Paton-Churdan. Sharon taught here from 1957-1989. In 1988, Sharon received her master’s degree in counseling from Iowa State University. She then moved to Osceola to be an elementary counselor for Clarke Community Schools.

Sharon was a faithful member of the Churdan United Methodist Church and the Osceola United Methodist Church. She also gave a lot of her time to the Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary, TTT group, United Methodist Women, Delta Kappa Gamma, Sweet Adelines and the Churdan Methodist Church Choir. She also enjoyed spending her free time dancing, sewing, gardening and wintering in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Gayle Pack; brother, Charles Pack; sister, Norma Theile; brother-in-law, Larry Theile; and nephew, Jimmy Cody.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Gebhart; children: Valerie (Robert) Stofer of Jefferson, Iowa, Michael (Michelle) Gebhart of Denton, Texas, Shelley Carney of Ft. Worth, Texas and Trina (Tim) Rogers of Altoona, Iowa; grandchildren: Nicole Stofer, Hanna (Cameron), Mattie and Brenna Rogers, Sayer and Shea Carney, and Adam Gebhart; great-grandchild, Liam Dobesh; brothers-in-law, Jim (Nancy) Gebhart and Bill (Linda) Gebhart; sister-in-law, Genevieve Sherman; nine nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and even more great-great nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Churdan, Iowa. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment of her cremains will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Churdan, Iowa. Family will return to the church for lunch and fellowship following the commital.

Kale Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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