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Sharon K Merley

August 28, 1943 — October 4, 2016


August 28, 1943
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

October 4, 2016
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2:00 P.M. Friday, October 7, 2016
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Marvin Lindley Officiating

Visitation with the Family present will be from
5::00 - 6:00pm Thursday, October 6, 2016
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

Goodbyes (The Saddest Word)
My Heart Will Go On Sung by: Nichole Woelber

Stacia Kamstra Dawsin Merley
Kollin Merley Sierra Merley Rayne Woelber
Halynn Schoneman John Merley Ashley Merley

Paul Woelber Seth Woelber
Devin Woelber Matt Schoneman
Brianna Vogelaar Shelby Vogelaar


East Lawn Cemetery Sheldon, Iowa

After todays graveside service the family invites
relatives and friends to join them at the JB Bar
in Sheldon for a time of fellowship.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

Sharon Kaye Merley, the daughter of Wes and Wilma (Bean) Cabalka, was born on August 28, 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On December 13, 1971, she was united in marriage to Paul Merley in Hartley, Iowa. Paul preceded Sharon in death on January 12, 2007. Sharon passed away from a broken heart on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Sanford Health Hospital reaching the age of 73 years, 1 month and 6 days.
Sharon loved being with family and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing FreeCell, solitaire and working on crossword puzzles.
Sharon leaves to cherish her memory, children, Neil and his wife, Nichole Merley of Ashton, Iowa, Paula and her husband, Thad Schoneman of Ashton, Iowa, Melissa Woelber and her life partner, Kevin Hakeman of Sanborn, Iowa, Cora and her husband, Larry Netz, Tina Davis both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Bill and his wife, Twila Meritt of Texas; grandchildren, Stacia Kamstra, Isaac Visser, Crystal Edwards, Sierra and Dawsin Merley, John and his wife, Ashley Merley, Brianna Vogelaar, Matthew Schoneman, Shelby Vogelaar and fianc, Viengknone, Paul Woelber and fianc, Shayna, Seth and his wife, Nichole Woelber and Devin Woelber; three great grandchildren, Rayne, Kollin and Halynn and an additional 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; two sisters and their spouses, Delores and Dick Smith and Gail and Frank Rinderknecht both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Barb Merley of Sheldon, Iowa; also other relatives and friends.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, two sisters, a great grandchild and sister-in-law, Vicki Merley.
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