The Ottumwa Courier

May 3, 2013

Sharon Stater


Ottumwa Courier

FAIRFIELD — Sharon Kay Stater, 76, of Fairfield, passed on May 2, 2013, at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield, surrounded by her family.

Sharon was born in Mason City on Oct. 27, 1936 to Hugh and Frances Hudgell. They moved to Fairfield where she grew up and attended Fairfield schools. Sharon attended Parsons College where she majored in elementary education. There she met her husband, Edwin Stater, and they were married June 1, 1957. Sharon became a grade-school teacher in Fairfield and taught first grade at Washington Elementary School for more than 30 years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and was very active with the Presbyterian Women’s organization. Sharon was also an officer of the HA chapter of PEO. She was a member of Retired Teachers and Alpha Gamma Alumni.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Edwin; her three children, Kristin of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Julia of Richland, and Steven of O’Fallon, Ill. Kristin is married to Marshall Aines, and they have two sons, Matthew and Joshua. Julia is married to Todd Fulton and has two children, Jennifer, married to Ned Schlemmer, and Mitchell, with his significant other Shelbie Ollom. Steven is married to Christine Stater and has three children, Nicholas, Katherine and Elizabeth. Sharon also has two great-grandchildren, Grant and Hayden.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes, her body was cremated.

Memorial service will be at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairfield at 10 a.m. Monday; Pastor Joe Phipps officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials are requested in Sharon’s name to the First Presbyterian Church in Fairfield or Hospice Compassus’ CHA Foundation. Cards and memorials can be sent to Edwin Stater at 2103 137th St., Fairfield, Iowa 52556.


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