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Sharyn Ann Thielen Nichols Mowka, 61, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away peacefully at her home, August 30, 2012. Sharyn was born December 10, 1950, in Toledo, OH to Earl D. and Ann E. (Hardenbrook) Thielen. She retired in 2010 after 42 years as a hair stylist.
Sharyn was preceded in death by her parents, and first husband, Greg Nichols. She leaves behind her husband, John R. Mowka; daughters, Victoria Harding (John), Catherine Nichols, Janet Jobst (Brant); and son, John Mowka Jr. (Abby); siblings, Jim Thielen (Regina), Richard Thielen (Deb), Amy Whitehead (Lindsey); seven grandchildren, Kyanna, Deacon, Jacob, J.P., Jude, Noah, and Marek; along with many loved family and friends.
The family will welcome visitors from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 777 NE Blackwell Rd., Lee's Summit, MO., 64086. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the church. Her ashes will be buried during a private ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the ALS Association at www.walktodefeatals.org in honor of Team Mowka. (Arr: Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234).
Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 1, 2012