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Sharon "Shari" Ann Rees
Sharon “Shari” Ann Rees

Sharon “Shari” Ann Rees, of Leland, died Aug. 12, 2015, at the age of 72.

Shari is survived by her spouse, James “Jim” Bryant Rees; daughters, Melynda “Mindy” Rees and Shannon Chappell (spouse Greg); mother, Virginia “Gini” Hooker; sister, Carla Decker; and grandchildren, Tyler Messenkopf, Connor Messenkopf, Sydney Messenkopf and Alex Chappell.

Shari was born on Feb. 19, 1943, in Newark, Ohio and attended Riverside-White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her nursing diploma and became a registered nurse, dedicated to improving the health of others. Shari enjoyed her time working in labor and delivery at Phoenixville Hospital, where she assisted in helping families experience one of the greatest moments of life–the birth of a child. When Shari wasn’t working, she could be found by a pool or on the beach, reading a book with a drink in her hand.

Shari married Jim on Sept. 12, 1964, in Wooster, Ohio and over the next 50 years, the two enjoyed a lifetime of creating wonderful memories. Shari and Jim experienced life on the east and west coasts, as well as a few states in between. They traveled to numerous states and countries for vacation but her greatest joy was being able to spend time with their children and grandchildren.

The family plans to celebrate the life of Shari in a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Coble Ward-Smith, 3915 Oleander Drive in Wilmington. There will be a brief reception after the service for fellowship opportunities with the family. For those planning to attend the service, the family would enjoy hearing stories and memories of Shari that made an impact on your life. Dress for the service is casual.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in memory of Shari to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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