Sharon Schnepf

Sharon Schnepf (Alcorn)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Sharon (Alcorn) Schnepf went to her heavenly reward on Tuesday Sept 24, 2019. She died peacefully in her sleep.

Sharon was born Jan 9, 1950, in West Union, Iowa. She grew up on a dairy farm. After her chores were completed, she delighted in riding her horse. In 1968 she graduated valedictorian from North Fayette Community high school in West Union.

Sharon entered Iowa State University majoring in physics and graduating in 1972. Her first teaching job was in Anamosa, Iowa. After one year, she relocated to Carroll, Iowa. teaching science in the high school.

In 1976 she met her future husband, Ted Schnepf, and they were married July 30th, 1977 in west Union. She followed, Ted to the Chicago area, where he worked for the railroad. Sharon taught physics and astronomy at Lake Park High School in Roselle, Ill. For 34 years. She was twice honored as an “Outstanding Teacher”. She was a very understanding and caring teacher. She retired in 2011.

Sharon was active in her Presbyterian church, teaching both Sunday school and vacation bible school. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, growing flowers. reading, her bible study, music and interacting with her students. Sharon will be remembered for her kind heart and generous spirit.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Ruth (Saltsgiver) and Leroy Alcorn, Brother Lyle and sisters Linda and Arlene.

Sharon is survived by her husband Ted, one sister Nancy Grimes and, two brother in laws Jim Grimes and Ron Koester, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation 3:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Monday, September 30, 209 at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Rd (at Stearns Rd), Bartlett. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 9:30a.m. until time of service 10:00a.m. at Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1510 Greenbrook Blvd, Hanover Park. Following services, cremation will be private at the Countryside Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the American Diabetes Association,, would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Bartlett
    950 South Bartlett Road
    Bartlett, IL 60103
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:00am
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
    Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 10:00am
    Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church
    1510 Greenbrook Blvd
    Hanover Park, Illinois 60133
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Posted at 07:23pm
Mrs. Schnef was an amazingly kind person. She made misfits feel like we had a place and we wanted to do better because of her kindness. May you find comfort in God’s love for you and in your memories.

Richard Nelson

Posted at 09:31pm
So sorry for Teds loss. Sharon was an absolute gem, and a very sweet lady. I talked to her on many occasions while visiting at Teds house. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Even though she is gone in person, her spirit will be present and felt by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with Ted and his family.
Richard Nelson Lansing, Illinois

John Klauer

Posted at 09:55pm
Ted and family:
Nancy just called and told me the sad news. I am so sorry about your loss. Although I did not know her well, I do remember meeting her on a few occasions and I liked her. In the one deep conversation I had with her, I came away wishing she had been my teacher in high school (an unlikely occurrence since she was just a few months older than I was). She might have made the subject interesting enough for me to pursue it and get better than a D- in it.
I know that your hearts are breaking right now but I am willing to bet that there will be a lot of her former students who will show up or send memories of the great things she taught them. Every kid she ever taught is part of her legacy and you can all be proud of that.
God bless you all!

John Klauer (Howard's brother)
Dubuque, IA

Joe & Maggie Schnepf Family

Posted at 01:08pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Kent Kinsey

Posted at 08:08pm
So sorry,, Bobbie & Kent Kinsey

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