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Shari Spurrell

Shari Jo Spurrell

July 18th, 1956 - January 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Shari Jo Spurrell, 63, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Watertown.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown.

Active Pallbearers will be Brian and Shawn Spurrell, Steve Paulsen, Dale Johnson, Chris Kjetland and Lance Johnson.

Shari Jo Spurrell was born on July 18, 1956 to James and Jeannette Reed. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1973 and got her LPN license from Lake Area Tech in 1975 and received her RN from Dakota Wesleyan in 1979. After high school she worked briefly at Jenkins Nursing Home. After she received her RN license she was employed at Memorial Hospital and worked as a floor nurse, charge nurse, ER nurse, ICU nurse and as a surgical nurse. After Memorial hospital she went to work at Prairie Lakes Hospital and after a number of years there went to work at Bartron Clinic in Watertown as an RN for a doctor there. A number of years later she retired from nursing due to her health and spent her remaining time on Angel Ridge Farm.

Shari deeply enjoyed her time with her family, her children, grandchildren and all her extended family. She was always willing to help anyone with anything they needed upon asking. Nothing was beyond her imagination. She was a highly skilled seamstress and was often found working on a piece of fabric, turning it into a masterpiece. Shari enjoyed all the animals on Angel Ridge Farm and was always working with them in some way or another. She loved her dogs, they were just like family to her and whatever cat she had at the time that she rescued from outside. She especially loved working with the sheep and lambs that came at the beginning of each year. Each season, it was a guarantee that she had rescued a stray lamb or two and brought them into the house for reviving, love and healing hands.

On August 24, 1973 Shari married Dale Spurrell in Watertown. In October of 1974 they welcomed their son, James. They built their life on the farm in 1982 and in 1985 their daughter, Sally joined their lives.

Shari is survived by her husband, Dale of Watertown; son, Jim (Jaimie) Spurrell of Watertown; daughter Sally (Jeremy) Stulken of Brookings; grandchildren, Nate DeVries of Watertown, Jae-Lynn, Izabel and baby boy Stulken due in April of Brookings; her mother Jeannette Reed of Watertown; father-in-law, Stanley (Rose) Spurrell of Watertown; sisters, Terri (Rick) Kjetland of Wessington and Jody (Tom) Cordell of Watertown; one brother-in- law, Owen (Julie) Spurrell of Davis; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Spurrell of Watertown; nephews, Brian and Shawn Spurrell and their families, Chris Kjetland and his family; nieces, Erin Miller and her family, Tina Kjetland, Amanda Johnson and her family, Courtney Vanderzee, Nichole Smith and her family and Amy Atkins. She is also survived by her step and great step nieces and nephews; and step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Reed, her grandparents, Bob and Jo Reed and her very special friend, Vickie Stenberg.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday January 10th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday January 10th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Saturday January 11th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday January 11th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    4 2nd Ave. SE
    Watertown, SD
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    Officiant
    Pastor Marilyn Spurrell
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Rhonda Mack Engels

Posted at 06:47pm
My condolences to Dale, Jim, Sally, Jeanette and families. Shari was my friend in high school and although we drifted apart as high schoolers do through the years every time I saw her I was greeted with that quick smile and the years melted away as we caught up on life. Shari was always excited about the next new thing she was about to venture into no matter if it was job related or adding onto her family...she up for every new adventure. I feel as if the world is a little less warm and friendly---the light has dimmed a bit with Shari's passing.
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Barbara Nord

Posted at 08:12pm
We are so sad with the passing of Shari. Every year we went to Yogi for our family gathering. Shari came and shared her laughter and her sense of humor. She and Dan never failed to get in trouble. We loved hanging with her and the whole family. Shari was a big ball of smiles! We'll miss her.

Brenda Pahl

Posted at 02:20pm
Prayers to family...all the Bartron Clinic days will be remembered forever..love you all!! Brenda Pahl
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Tom and Jody Cordell

Posted at 10:43am
With loving memories of "Shari Spurrell",
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Barbara (Popham) Ray

Posted at 08:51am
Shari and I were friends and neighbors starting in middle school. Just thinking of her beautiful smile and bubbly personality makes me smile. Our families went camping together, I stood up for her at your wedding and she wrote to me when I was in the Army. Such good memories. May God bless you all.
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