Sunday, August 21, 2022

Obituary - Sharlyn Kyne Stocklaufer

The funeral service for Sharlyn will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. preceding the service.

Officiating at the service will be Pastor Jerry Smith. Interment will be at Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Missouri. Memorial donations for Sharlyn be made to Rockville Cemetery.

Sharlyn Kyne (Poulter) Stocklaufer, 73, was born February 22, 1949 in Rich Hill, Missouri the daughter of James Isham and Carol Christine (Christy) Poulter. She departed this life on August 20, 2022 at her home in Deepwater, Missouri surrounded by her loving family.

Sharlyn grew up in Rich Hill, graduating from Rich Hill High School in 1967. During her high school years she was a member of the band playing the horn. She received her Licensed Practical Nurse degree from Crowder College in Nevada, Missouri in 1985, and soon after began her battle to overcome scleroderma. 

She continued with her life’s desire of helping people, receiving her degree as a Registered Nurse from St. Fair Community College in 1994. During her career she was employed by Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Royal Oaks Hospital in Windsor and also touched many lives through Hospice.

Sharlyn was united in marriage to Gerald Stocklaufer August 18, 1977 at Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri. She was a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City where she attended as long as her health permitted. She chose a life of service to others in her nursing career, and she especially cherished her children and grandchildren. 

She always put others first. Sharlyn loved animals, caring for any strays that might show up in her yard. She enjoyed collecting antiques and had many in her home. She loved music and art, she had given piano lessons and had won ribbons on several paintings she had entered in competitions. She loved flowers, plants, and nature in general, having green thumb for making things grow. Sharlyn will be greatly missed by her family. Her love and fierce determination to be part of their lives will be remembered and cherished in their hearts.

Preceding Sharlyn in death were her parents and a step-grandson, Austin Schwartz. Survivors include her husband Jerry Stocklaufer; sons, Clint (Carlene) Klinksick and Lance (Jane) Klinksick; grandchildren, Katie Klinksick, Grant Klinksick, Zach (Constance) Klinksick and Matthew Klinksick; her brother, Steve (Debbie) Poulter; nephew, Mason (Amanda) Poulter; niece, Amber (Shane) Erickson; step-grandchildren, Jordan Schwartz and Jacqueline Schwartz; great-grandchildren, Oliver Klinksick and Jaxxon Schwartz; great-nephews and great-nieces, Chance Poulter, Katelynne Woolsey, Allie Erickson, Carson Erickson, Josey Erickson and Rhett Erickson.

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