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Sharon S. Pepper

July 12, 1945 — April 18, 2024

Sioux City, Iowa

Sharon S. Pepper

Sioux City, Iowa

            Services for Sharon S. Pepper, age 78, of Sioux City, Iowa formerly of Sheldon who passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.  Her service will be 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Rustin Avenue Community Church in Sioux City, with Pastor Jill Clem, officiating.

            To view Sharon's livestream, please register at: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=44c2834d-7200-4ded-8c5d-f6c18ea89149

            Burial will be held at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City.

            Visitation with family present will be from 5 to 7 P.M. on Monday, April 22, 2024, at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City, Iowa.

            Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon. 


 

ILOVING MEMORY OF

SHARON SUE PEPPER

 

BORN

July 12, 1945

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

PASSED AWAY

April 18, 2024

Sioux City, Iowa

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 23, 2024 

Rustin Avenue Community Church

Sioux City, Iowa

Pastor Jill Clem ~ Officiating

 

MUSIC

“How Great Thou Art”

“Because He Lives”

“I Can Only Imagine”

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Graceland Park Cemetery

Sioux City, Iowa

 

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of church.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.


SHARON SUE PEPPER

 

     Sharon was born July 12, 1945, in Albuquerque, NM, to Albert and Laura Mae (Stubblefield) Riggs. She grew up in Belen, NM, and graduated from Belen High School in 1963. After high school, she attended Eastern New Mexico University, and graduated with a degree in business education.
     While in college, she met her future husband, Mike Pepper, who was stationed at the nearby Cannon Air Force Base. The two were married Sept. 9, 1967, in Belen.
      They moved to Iowa after marriage and, in 1970, settled in Sheldon. Sharon had several jobs over the years, retiring from Van Wyk Inc. in 2016 as a receptionist/bookkeeper.
     After retirement, she moved to Sioux City to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. Her free time was spent quilting, having lunch with friends, playing bingo and traveling.
     Sharon is survived by her two daughters, Christine Pepper and her friend, Kennith Stoehr, of Sioux City, and Leah and Brad Sherman of Albuquerque, NM; two grandchildren, Brandon and Grace Ogle of Sioux City; two grand dogs, Sophia Sherman and Simon Pepper; two sisters-in-law, Diane Riggs and Kathy Pepper; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
     Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; her parents; and her siblings, Bill Riggs and Judy Beavers.

 

 
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Cure PSP at psp.org or the Riggs Family Scholarship, 13500 Springbok, Arcadia, OK 73007.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 22, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel

6200 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Rustin Avenue Community Church

2901 Leech Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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