Sharon I. Schafer Young

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February 22, 1942 - October 5, 2019
Born in Alsey, IL
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Sharon I. Schafer Young of O’Fallon, MO, passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irl and Geraldine Schafer.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Vincent “Pete” Young; her children, Kimberly (Dave) Stinnett and Martina (Scott) Fulton; her grandchildren, Wilson Fulton, Bailey Fulton, Bradley Stinnett, and Sophia Stinnett; her dear aunt, Catherine Taylor; and extended family and friends.

Born in her grandparent’s country home in Scott County, IL to the late Geraldine Beatrice Taylor Schafer and late Irl Schafer. She grew up on a farm near Alsey until age 15 and then moved to Winchester, IL.  She moved to Jacksonville, IL in 1962 and worked at the Hertzberg Book Bindery.  She moved to Florissant, MO in 1964 and in 1965 met Pete at a bar, they were married June 11, 1966.

They lived in Moberly, Bridgeton, Macon, Hazelwood, Florissant and O’Fallon, MO.  Sharon got to be a stay home mom to Kimberly (Young) Stinnett and Martina (Young) Fulton until she started working at McDonald Douglas from 1984-1997.  Sharon became a grandma in 1997 and got the fun chance to start watching her grandchildren full-time: Wilson Fulton ‘97, Bailey Fulton ‘99, Bradley Stinnett ‘00 and Sophia Stinnett ‘01.

As a young girl growing up on the farm, Sharon loved her horses.  She had many interests which kept her active – she belonged to a bowling league in her younger years, she played softball, was a member of the 4-H Club, and liked to go out dancing.  Sharon was active in her church and enjoyed participating in many of the events held there.  She could be found every day in front of her TV watching Days of Our Lives, her favorite soap opera that she devoted her afternoons to.

When she and Pete retired, they liked to travel together to destinations such as Hawaii, Florida, Mexico, and other parts of the country.  Sharon will always be remembered as a wonderful wife, dedicated mother, and loving grandmother and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Contributions in Sharon’s name may be made to Evelyn's House, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Siteman Cancer Center.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Paul & Sandi Hembrough October 8, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Pete & family, thinking of all of you at this time of Sharon’s passing. We will miss our
    Wonderful & close friend so much. Heaven has a new angel now & you’ll see her again one day. Keep all your memories in your heart. Sending prayers. Paul & Sandi Hembrough.

  2. Grant Young October 8, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    candle 3such a sad moment, sending my prayers and condolences

  3. Chris Parsons October 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    candle 8Sorry for your loss

  4. Sonja Smith October 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    candle 4You will be missed Sharon. Thank you for all the support, guidance and memories. Rest in Heaven
    My condolences to Pete, Kim and my dear friend Martina and her family.
    Sonja (Jefferson) Smith

  5. Lori Fowler October 8, 2019 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry for your loss Martina and family. You’re in my prayers.

    • Erin October 13, 2019 at 9:56 am - Reply

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families uncle Pete, Kimberly and Martina. Aunt Sharon was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. I am sorry I cannot be there to celebrate her life.
      Much love, Erin and Bill Barrett

  6. Phil, Linda Linck and family. October 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thought and prayers are with you.

  7. Marilee A. Viehman October 9, 2019 at 8:18 am - Reply

    So sad that she lost her battle, I thank my Dear Lord for giving me my chance to see her again. She was always dear to me and we always had lots of fun together on our trips!! I miss her but I know she will never again suffer with that dreaded disease, the Good Lord said she had enough and told her to come home to Him where she will be in the comfort of her Mom and Dad and all her relatives and friends….Love and miss you my friend……

    • The Hamelink family October 10, 2019 at 6:42 am - Reply

      Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are keeping you in our prayers.

  8. Lyle and Connie McNabb October 9, 2019 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Pete and Family:

    Lyle and I are so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a great friend with a heart full of love and faith. We will miss her. Pete, you and your family, are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Sandy Webter October 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    candle 1Im so sorry for your loss. I know she was a great mother and Grandmother . All my love, Sandy Webster

  10. Doris Stinnett October 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon was such a wonderful person and I was very happy to know her. All my Love to you all.
    Doris Stinnett

  11. Shaneice Thomas October 11, 2019 at 7:30 am - Reply

    candle 1May God’s peace and comfort be with you and your family.

  12. Mike Hester October 12, 2019 at 11:19 am - Reply

    May you take comfort in all of your memories

  13. Cheryl Frager October 12, 2019 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  14. gilbert martin October 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Gil and I are remembering you and family in our prayers. We enjoyed our visits with Sharon at Coyle dinners. She was a very nice person. God Bless you and family. We need to remember Gods promise to us of life everlasting with Him. Our faith carries us through difficult times. Prayers, Pat and

  15. Kim Sanford October 13, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! I hope Sharon is dancing in heaven!

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