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Sharon Stahlecker, 81, Woodstock

Sharon Elizabeth Stahlecker, 81, Woodstock, died Monday, June 27, 2016, at her home in Woodstock, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 24, 1935, to Brian and Mabel (Sponholtz) Diamond in Kansas City, Mo.  

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Kansas State University.

She loved to entertain friends and family with her kind heart and fabulous cooking.  She enjoyed traveling and was a wiz at booking trips on her computer for herself and friends.  She was a founding member of her church in Sunflower Resort Arizona and she was very active in her church.  Friends and neighbors in Arizona, nicknamed her “The Rose Lady” for her beautiful and meticulous rose garden.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her loving family, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include three children, Susan L. Kugler, Kay (BJ Miller) Kugler and Daniel Kugler; two grandchildren, Jacqueline (Dane) Walkington and Becky (Brandon) Kruse; and three great-grandchildren, Liam Walkington, Nash Walkington and Charlotte Kruse.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Beth Ann Kugler.

Visitation was held June 30 and July 1 followed by the funeral at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

Arrangements were made by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.


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