- July 25, 1943 - December 8, 2013
- Lafayette, Indiana
of Shari 's Passing
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“Shari was one of my most cherished friends.My companion and I were able to spend a few days with her and John in September of last year and I...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Veronika Ilten - friend
“Shari was an extraordinary woman and one of the first people to befriend me when I moved to West Lafayette. We were in class together and would study...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Carolyn Johnson - West Lafayette, IN
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3 of 42 | Posted by: Carolyn Johnson - West Lafayette, IN
“Shari was such an amazing lady--highly intelligent, talented, witty, a natural educator with a great sense of humor. We met many years ago when I...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Karin Bergman - Battle Ground, IN
“I did not hear of Shari's passing until today and it makes me so sad. Though we have lost touch over the past several years, I have always had warm...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Jean McGroarty - Flora, IN
“Mrs. Schap, you are thin and you are beautiful. Thank you for raising such an amazing daughter in TusaRebecca. She has a beautiful soul and...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Lucia Capano - Boston, MA
“We have been great friends for fifty years. Although not living in the same state
for most of those years, we maintained a wonderful friendship. The...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Bonnie and Vernon Lauer - TX
“So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Shari was so sweet as we were navigating through having a newborn 14 years ago. She seemed enamored with...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Shannon Heitmiller - Lafayette, IN
“Our whole family was sad to hear about Shari's passing. We remember all of you from Trinity United Methodist church, especially during Advent when we...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Bruce and Pam Hanway and family - IN
“We extend our sincere sympathy to Shari's family. She was a unique and talented woman who approached everything with high energy and passion. She...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Ronda McKinnis and BBBS Staff - IN
“My sympathy to her family and friends. Very sad to lose another Feast family member.
11 of 42 | Posted by: Lloyd M. Wilkinson - Clermont, IN
“I had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs. Schap numerous times when I was the J&C. She promoted students and other young artists' work with passion and...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: TIm Brouk
“When I heard word of Mrs. Schaps passing I didn't want to believe what I was hearing and my heart broke into two. Your mom was a wonderful and caring...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Katie Lane-Klimaszewski - IN
“Praying for the Schap family and for those who's lives were touched by Schari's presence in our world... I'm deeply sorry for your loss...
14 of 42 | Posted by: Brandy Bannister - IN
“Shari was the star of the Nutcracker every year. My favorite Grandmama.
15 of 42 | Posted by: Kelly Beach - Englewood, OH
“Shari taught me how to make soap which I enjoyed so much I make it at home now. She had an infectious smile and a silly sense of humor. I enjoyed...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: CJ Brown - Lafayette, IN - friend
“Shari was an amazing woman, full of humor, love and sillyness. She would come into Rubia Flower Market and share her wisdom, laughter and wit. We...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Terry Smith - West Lafayette, IN
“TusaRebecca, my deepest sympathies for you and your family during this time of loss.
18 of 42 | Posted by: Katie Hill Gallant
I treasure all of our chance encounters at McCord's Candy, where you always made me laugh. I miss your sense of humor.
Tusa Rebecca, I...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Judith Downey - Lafayette, IN
“Mrs. Schap was one of the most inspiring people I have known. Not only did she teach us how to write great papers, or how to take a deeper look into...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Jennifer Hausdorfer - Laurel, MD
“I only met you a couple of times so I didn't know you personally. However, I had the privilege of attending a concert at St. Mary's Cathedral of your...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Sharon Antonio - Lafayette, IN
“May The Lord bless the Schap family. I will always cherish the memories I had with the lovely and thin Mrs. Schap. She was such an inspiration and...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Karina - Nashville, TN
“I can remember Shari almost as far back as I remember my own mother. I was 5 yrs old when I met Tony, his mom & dad and Ann-Laura. That was their...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Brant Rose - Lafayette, IN
“When I received news of the passing of everyone's favorite English teacher, my heart broke. Mrs Schap was not only a great educator, but an amazing...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Margo Windler - Lafayette, IN
“Mrs. Schap did more than teach english, she taught us how to think, live life. i will never forget her, her class, or the lessons she taught me. You...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Suzanne Scheetz - Lafayette, IN
“Mrs. Schap was an amazing teacher. She always knew how to make you smile and laugh. She was my art teacher in junior high and was in charge on Mock...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Melissa Brummett - Indianapolis, IN
“Shari went out of her way to show me kindness in a very difficult time. Such an amazing woman!
27 of 42 | Posted by: Joe Wrin - Pendleton, IN
“Shari was a wonderful person and an awesome teacher she will be greatly missed.
28 of 42 | Posted by: monica gregory-ellerman - IN
You always knew how to put a smile on everyone's face, and how to lighten up a room just by walking in. One of my favorite sayings to...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Sarah Strong-Van Kirk - IN
“Shari was one of those people who energized the room by her presence. I met her twenty years ago at my husband's office party. For many, an office...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Lara Behr - West Lafayette, IN
“I'm not good at words, so I'll just leave this here:
When I was new at CC in 7th grade, I would be too nervous to go to the lunch line and eat. Every...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Charlene Visco - WestPoint, IN
You taught me so much about life. You taught me how to not worry about what other people thought of me. Because of you I learned how...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Nicole Greives - Indianapolis, IN
I am so glad that m mom made me take Speech and Writers Comp my senior year at Central Catholic If she hadn't I wouldn't have had a...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Potts - Louisville, KY
“I smiled whenever Mrs Schap would approach because I knew something funny and/or ornery was going to come out of her mouth. Such a breath of fresh...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: Teresa Hoover - Lafayette, IN
“Mrs. Schap, you took me garage sale-ing, supported me in mock trial, and inspired my lifelong love of alliteration. You always challenged me and...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Marie Parent - Los Angeles, CA
“Shari, you were always such a hoot. We had so much fun in the teacher's lounge when you were there -- you could lift my spirits on the worst of days....Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Georgia Olsen - West Lafayette, IN
“The terrible horrible transition from junior high to high school is one that I know I could not have made through if I hadn't been ushered in by the...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Anna Behr - IN - student
“"Good morning Mrs. Schap, you are thin and you are beautiful."
Some things just take forever to set in I guess, and this is one of them. I can't...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Nick Stone - Lafayette, IN
“You will be very missed. I still remember you coming to our home for graduation celebrations and attending my wedding! Those memories will keep you...Read More »
39 of 42 | Posted by: Loan LyPham-Ferry - IN - friend
“Mrs. Schap, you were one amazing woman, I wouldn't have gotten through high school without you helping me through personal matters and being a...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Casey Hughes - Lafayette, IN
“To John and the kids--Shari was a delightful woman....quirky, funny, brilliant, full of surprises, warm, and loving. She reached so many people in...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Lisa Karen Hartman - Lafayette, IN
“My favoite memories of Shari was getting up early on Saturdays and going to yard sales. She would fight me for "treasures' I will greatly miss her...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Debbie Tague - West Point, IN
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 verabradley.org or Natalie's Second Chance Shelter. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com