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Carol Ann (Sharkey) Gottman

Carol Ann (Sharkey) Gottman, 81, Monroe City, Mo., passed away at 5 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Monroe Manor in Paris, Mo.

Carol Ann (Sharkey) Gottman

Carol Ann was born April 12, 1939, in Hannibal, Mo., to Edward E. and Mildred V. Coleman Sharkey. She was married to Richard “Dick” W. Gottman on Sept. 7, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 14, 2020.

Survivors include her children, Doug Gottman and Lisa Gottman Denish Hewett, both of Monroe City; brothers, Mervin Sharkey and Donnie (Archella) Sharkey both from Hannibal; brother-in-law, Wendell (Pat) Gottman, Sarasota, Fla.; sisters, Joyce (Chuck) Hirner, Susie (David) Murphy and Jill (Lee) Atkins all of Hannibal; sister-in-law, Libbi Smith, Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Susanne (James) Beer, Eddie (Natalie) Denish and Heidi Denish; great-grandchildren, Noah, Samuel, Emmiline and Fiona; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Carol Ann was preceded in death by her infant son, Troy Gottman; parents and husband.

Carol Ann adored spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the love of her life, Richard Gottman. She felt the happiest when she was with them. Her family meant the world to her, and she always told them how much she loved them. She was the best mom and a very loving person, and she will be missed.

Family and friends were most important to Carol Ann. She and her husband always enjoyed visiting with family, friends and neighbors, playing cards, dancing, and getting together numerous times. 

She was always close to her parents and siblings. Carol Ann enjoyed children. For many years she worked as a teacher’s aide, retiring from the Palmyra Elementary School. She enjoyed her work and cherished the friendships she made and seeing former students as adults.

Carol was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and attended United Methodist Church in Monroe City.

An invitation only, private family memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 13, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Mark Burkey will officiate.

The service will be available on live stream from 11 a.m. until service ends. Live stream is available at The video link can be found on Carol’s obituary page.

Memorials may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice or the American Diabetes Association.

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