Nov 28, 2023

Shary Boon (1945-2023)

Posted Nov 28, 2023 6:00 PM
Shary Boon
Shary Boon

Sharolyn Hope “Shary” Boon was born October 11, 1945 at home on the school section in Southeast Dundy County, Nebraska to William Kermit and Opal (Lemon) Humphreys. She peacefully departed this life on November 25, 2023 at Papillion Manor in Papillion, Nebraska. She was 78 years of age. 

Shary along with her four siblings grew up farming, raising cattle, feeding chickens and milking cows. Sometimes the girls would carry a hoe to protect themselves from the rattlesnakes when bringing in the cows. When school was in session they would stay in their grandfather’s basement in Max, Nebraska and return to the farm on the weekends. Shary was the youngest of the five children.

Shary graduated from Max High School as salutatorian with the class of 1963. She went on to post-graduate studies at McCook Community College where she met her first husband Jerry Jones. Their union was blessed with three children.

Following the birth of their third child, Shary and her family moved back to the family farm north of Parks, Nebraska. Shary shortly thereafter started a career selling Avon beauty products and then went on to a career with the United States Postal Service delivering mail on a rural route. In 1987, the family moved to Max, Nebraska where Shary became a Postmaster until her retirement in 2014.

Shary was a dedicated mother and grandmother, never missing an event, game or program. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Max Community Club. She enjoyed having a cold “Coca Cola”, eating ice cream and playing bingo. Shary loved to joke around with all of her friends and family at Papillion Manor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lyle and Levoine; and husband, Ralph Boon. Survivors include her children, Kirk (Paula) Jones of Cheyenne, WY, Kimberly Lynn (Mark) Sutherland of Cozad, and Kent Jones (Kris) of Cozad; 8 grandchildren, Mitchell (Jeanie), Joshua (Ricky), Brady (Victoria), Bryce Elizabeth (Trever), Bryton (Olivia), Gage, Mayla Lynn and Ryan; 6 great grandchildren, Cameron, Taylor, Ryan, Jackson, Khallen and Annabelle; her older brother and sister, Merril (Sylvia) Humphreys of Imperial, NE; and Ila Foster of Omaha, NE; as well as many other extended family and friends.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at Services will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the Church of Christ on Newell with Pastor David Haynes officiating. Burial will be at Ash Grove Cemetery, Dundy County, NE at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Visitation with family present will be Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.