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Sharyn Shropshire Glover

Obituary for Sharyn Shropshire Glover

February 27, 1943 - July 6, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 74


Sharyn Shropshire Glover, 74, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on February 27, 1943 in Colorado City, TX to Willis and Baby Dale Shropshire.

Dancing was a life-long passion for Sharyn. A born performer, she began dance training at 3 ½, demonstrating a natural aptitude. She performed extensively locally and throughout Texas and at eight years of age was selected as a member of the San Antonio Civic Ballet Company where she performed in a special performance with the New York Metropolitan Opera. She later went on to study ballet in New York and danced at Carnegie Hall. She attended Trinity University for a year before returning home to open her first dance studio at age 19 where she found great joy in teaching and sharing her love of dance with her students.

Much to the chagrin of her high school aged brother, six-year-old Sharyn proudly marched and twirled with the Mission High School band after being selected band mascot.

Sharyn was a graduate of McAllen High School where she was an accomplished baton twirler for the marching band winning Texas State Champion Baton Twirler in 1958 and Miss Majorette of Texas in 1959. She was also a 1960 Girls State delegate, an experience of which she always spoke fondly.

Sharyn was named Texas Citrus Fiesta Duchess of Palms in 1961 and then crowned Queen Citrianna in 1962. Sharyn also competed in numerous beauty pageants, winning several, including being named Miss International Rocket Mail in 1961.

Sharyn was a long-time member of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years and was also active in the youth ministry using her talents to help stage several plays and musicals.

Although she achieved many individual accomplishments, her life is best defined by the boundless love, generosity, sacrifice, and devotion that she gave to her family. As a grandmother, she was known as an enthusiastic cheerleader at her grandsons' baseball and basketball games which she loved to attend and where she cheered loudly for every single player on the team, grandson or otherwise.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Warren Shropshire. Survivors include a son, Calvin Glover; daughter, Juliana Kohler and husband Scott, and she was lovingly known as Gigi to grandsons Gage and Guy Kohler as well as Hannah and Joshua Beebe, whom she adored. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Wilkins (Terry) and numerous nieces and nephews.


Rev. David McNitzky will officiate.

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