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Shari D. Schap

Shari D. (Drewry) Schap, 70, of Lafayette, passed away at her river cottage on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Born July 25, 1943 in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Yvonne (Provow) Drewry.

Shari graduated from Clarksville High School in 1961 and earned her Masters of Education from Indiana University. She taught for over 40 years in various schools, including Poughkeepsie, NY, Martinsville, IN, Murdock Elementary, Ivy Tech and Lafayette Christian School in Lafayette. She was a former member of the adjunct faculty at Purdue University and most recently she taught English and Art for 15 years at Lafayette Central Catholic. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church where she was on the board of education and taught Sunday school. Shari served on the boards of Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Neighborhood Housing Services. She demonstrated soap making at the Feast of the Hunter's Moon for the past 41 years. She was also a docent at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and curated at various art galleries, including Café Vienna, Purdue Christian Campus House and United Way. She enjoyed knitting, history and traveling.

Surviving is her companion, John Mooney of Lafayette; her children, Carole Burrell of California, Anthony John Schap of Lafayette, AnnLaura L. Tapia (husband, Juan) of Lyons, IL, TusaRebecca E. Schap of Rockville, MD, and Martin E. Schap (wife, Annie) of New Richmond, IN; three brothers, Pat Drewry (wife, Sandy) of Eaton, OH, John Drewry (wife, XiaoJing) of Bentonville, AK and Richard Drewry (wife, Naomi) of Saucier, MS; and five grandchildren, Aurelio, Carlos, Anja, Greta, and Elka. Mrs. Schap's students always noted she was thin and she was beautiful. She will be remembered as a pillar of virtue.

Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Thursday at St. James Lutheran Church with Pastor David French officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer at or Natalie's Second Chance Shelter. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2013
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