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Ty Renee Sharify, 49, of Kahoka, MO passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 at her home.

She was born November 18, 1971 the daughter of Abdolghani and Judy Eder Sharify at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Keokuk, IA.

Ty attended Running Fox Elementary School, Clark County Middle School and Clark County R-1 High School and graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb where she earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications.

After her graduation from college, she was employed by KOKX Radio Station in Keokuk for a time and then later worked for The Media in Kahoka and for a trucking company and then a funeral home.

Ty was a kind, sweet person who was very compassionate.

She loved animals and had many pets during her lifetime that she cherished and treated like they were her children.

She loved 80’s music, shopping, watching old shows on TV, reading, her furry children, and going out to eat Chinese food.

She was a big fan of Rick Springfield and met him and visited with him two times in her life.

Once in Las Vegas and another time in Branson, MO.

One of the highlights of her life was having her picture taken with him.

Ty will be greatly missed by her mother and stepfather, Judy and Larry Mohr of Kahoka, her brother, Brett Sharify (Renee) of Concord, NC, her sister, Jennifer BeDell of Springfield, MO, an uncle, Mathew Eder (Teresa) of Anderson, SC and his family. She is also survived by several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, her maternal grandparents, Mathew and Lola Eder (whom she considered her parents), paternal grandparents, Miriam and Mohammed Sharify, her great grandparents, Ralph and Myra McNally, Alice and James Tigue and Mathew Mathias Eder.  She was also preceded in death by several great aunts and uncles, three of which she was close to, her great uncle, James McNally, her great aunt, Aileen Jinkens and her great aunt, Wilma McNally.

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m.  – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka.

Memorials may be made to the Clark County Food Pantry, PAWS Animal Shelter or the Keokuk Humane Society.

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