September 28, 1939-Oct. 7, 2022
MARSHALL — Services for Sharon McCully, 83, of Marshall are held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial with military honors will take place at a later date in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Visiting will then continue one hour before the service, from 1 to 2 p.m., on Tuesday, at the church.
Sharon passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2022 at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Sharon Ann Johnson was born September 28, 1939 to Harold and Fern (Kemnitz) Johnson in Pipestone. She graduated from Russell High School with the class of 1957 and later attended Sioux Valley School of Nursing in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She graduated in 1962 and worked as a registered nurse on the Rosebud Indian Reservation before moving to Spokane, Washington.
Sharon then enlisted in the US Air Force and served her country for four years, from 1968 to 1972, during the Vietnam War. She was an evacuation nurse and received her honorable discharge as a captain. After her release, she worked as a nurse in various positions in California and Cape Cod before relocating to Sioux Falls to be near her parents. It was there that she met Mr. Joe McCully and the two were married in 1984. The couple lived in South Dakota and then Cheyenne, Wyoming. They shared just 11 years of marriage before his death in 1995.
In 2007 Sharon retired and moved to Marshall where she spent many years at Hill Street Place. Her pleasures in life included reading, writing inspirational pieces, collecting cookbooks, sending cards to family and friends, photographing flowers, and spending time volunteering with the auxiliary to Avera, specifically the Thrift Store.
She is survived by her 2 sisters, Melva Wall of Hillsboro, OR, Pamela (and Lee) Bush of Russell; daughter-in-law, Barbara Curtis of Sioux Falls, SD; stepson, Greg McCully of Minneapolis; 2 step-grandchildren, Amanda Fritz and Mitchell Curtis of Sioux Falls, SD; 3 step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Sharon was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Joe McCully.
Hamilton Funeral Home