Sharla Jean Moore, 61, of Fairfax, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa.
Visitation followed by a “Celebration of Life” will take place at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch, Iowa on Saturday, March 20, where visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m., with the celebration immediately following at 2 p.m. Inurnment will be in the Downey Cemetery in rural West Branch.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. A memorial fund has been established for the family to divide among Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy and others that Sharla was passionate about. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch is caring for Sharla’s family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Sharla Jean Moore (Passmore) was born on April 15, 1959 in Iowa City, the daughter of Leighton Passmore and JoAnn (Chivers) Passmore. She graduated from West Liberty High School in 1978 and went on to get her Cosmetology license in 1982, working as a Cosmetologist for several years.
On Oct. 21, 1989, Sharla was united in marriage to Stan Moore. Together, they welcomed the birth of their only child, their beloved daughter, Sheridan Stace Moore, on Dec. 26, 1992. The family moved to Fairfax, Iowa in 1994, where they have resided ever since. Sharla spent many years working as an Account Manager alongside her husband at his business, Engineered Components. Sharla also worked at both the Hampton Inn and Nordstrom and made lifelong friends everywhere she went.
Sharla truly loved spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite pastime in recent years was spent with her husband at their condo in Winter Haven, Florida. Sharla's kind, caring and compassionate nature was demonstrated in her consistent giving to others, whether it was time or gifts, she always wanted to help. This was further reflected in the soft spot she had held in her heart for animals.
Sharla enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and treasured her mom's recipes. She loved her fashion handbags and passed them on to others each time her new ones arrived. She had a passion for singing; and in years past, she had enjoyed karaoke and won a karaoke contest that gave her the opportunity to record two songs on a CD entitled "Karaoke for the Cause."
Sharla is survived by her husband, Stan Moore of Fairfax and a daughter, Sheridan Moore, of Cedar Falls along with three sisters, Sharon (Bill) Mitchell of Downey, Iowa, Stacey Passmore of Atalissa, Iowa, and Shelley Hadley of North Liberty, Iowa, as well as several nieces and nephews whom she cherished. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Sue Moore and Sandy Reinhardt, and nephew Cameron Hadley.
Sharla's faith ensures that we will meet again; and until then, she will live on in the treasured memories of her family and friends.
My chains are gone, I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns