Jari (Scheidel) Shooks
06/04/1958 - 12/30/2020
Obituary For Jari (Scheidel) Shooks
Jari Lynn Shooks, age 62, passed away after a short illness on Thursday, December 30, 2020 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mi. on June 4, 1958 to Carl and Roberta Scheidel. She grew up in Sparta and graduated from Sparta High School in 1976. Jari worked as an Office Manager in Human Resources, loved to do arts and crafts and also enjoyed cooking. She was a very caring and giving person, always caring about others before herself. She was one of the originators of The Compassionate Friends Grand Rapids Chapter after losing her son and daughter and wanting to help others through their grief. Jari will also be remembered, by the many who knew and loved her, for her positive personality and her great sense of humor.
Jari is survived by her sons, Chad (Chelie) Moore and Josh Shooks; grandchildren, Ashley (Andrew) Bracewell, Gage Bracewell, Matthew Swart, Noah Swart, Ryan Moore and Kelly Moore; great granddaughter, Dixie; mother, Roberta Scheidel; siblings, Keith (Sherri) Scheidel, Dave (April) Scheidel, Sandee Scheidel, Shelley (Steve) Wolgamott and Russ Scheidel; many nieces, nephews and friends. Jari was preceded in death by her son, Jesse Moore; daughter, Amy Swart; husband, Daniel Shooks, who passed a month before her on November 27, 2020; and her father, Carl Scheidel.
Family will meet visitors at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 6 to 8:00PM where social distancing and masks will be required. Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, the family will be celebrating a private Mass of the Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church in Sparta. Jari’s final resting place will be in Fairplains Cemetery, Sparta. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jari may do so to The Compassionate Friends Grand Rapids Chapter at www.grtcf.org.
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