Kelly Elizabeth Scharf

November 06, 1980 ‒ March 23, 2018

Marion, Ohio

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Kelly Elizabeth Scharf, mother, daughter and sister, passed away at the age of 37 years. Her beautiful smile and infectious personality will continue to carry on with her beloved daughter, Siera. Kelly will be forever remembered by her mother, Beth Tesmer, her father, Steve Scharf, her stepfather, Jim Tesmer, her grandfather, John Scharf, step-brother and step-sister, Pat and Susan Tesmer, and her boyfriend, Cody Canterbury. Memories of their adolescence and adult hood will be cherished and embraced by her younger sister, Shawn and younger brother, Matthew. Stories of Kelly’s joy for life will continue to be shared with her nephew, Alexander, and by her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and cherished friends.

Kelly’s family will greet friends from 12Noon – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Home, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion. A Prayer Service will be held there at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Thomas Buffer presiding.  Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, Kelly’s family requests that donations be made toward her daughter Siera’s education.  A fund has been set up through Huntington Bank and checks can be made out to Siera Gibson.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Kelly’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Kelly was such a nice lady. She helped bring smiles to all she met. Kelly will be missed, but her presence will never leave. Thank you for the joy and laughs you brought to my family. She was also so kind -hearted and full of love, that she had helped bring up my best friend, her boyfriend, when he was at his lowest. We will continue to cherish her memory and the impact she left on our lives.

    Rest in God’s internal light, Kelly.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The loss of a daughter, sister, mother and aunt at such a young age is difficult and unexpected. Keeping her memory alive for all is key for the healing process

    With love,
    Bud and Linda Ward

  • To my dear brother Steve and to Beth,
    I want to thank you from the depth of my heart for choosing me as Kelly’s Godmother. It is such a great honor to be-stowed on someone and though I did not carry out my role very well in her young years, i was given the opportunity for her to enlighten my heart and change my soul forever in the last couple of years. Seems like I was suppose to do that for her and at times we both agreed that we somehow did that for each other..
    Know that she always told me she loved you and Shawn and Matt and Siera with all her heart and was always so thankful for all of you. My memories though hard to explain will forever fill my heart with the joy of love that she showed to me as i am sure they will with you…i love you and the kids so much and I will forever love Kelly for being a beautiful soul that touched and changed my mind, my heart, and my life..
    Love, Paula

  • Every since we was kids she was always such a nice person. Prayers for her daughter and family.

  • Tom and I know the pain and sorrow of losing a son or daughter! We love you and we are praying for you and your family!

  • I am so very sorry to hear of this. I always enjoyed talking to Kelly. Many prayers going up for your family.

  • I am sorry to hear Kelly passed away. I haven’t seen her for many years but she was such a sweet girl and had so much potential. She is gone too soon but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends with special prayers going out to her daughter, siblings and parents.

  • Beth & Jim
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    Praying for comfort and peace for you both and all of your family.

  • Steve Scharf and Family
    So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers to you and all of the family.

  • Prayers for Steve,Beth, Shawn, Matt, and Sierra,. May the Lord God be with you all in this sad time and give you strength to move forward. From Sue Powelson

  • I will always remember your beautiful smile and the happiness that you brought whenever we were around you. You will forever be “My Kelly” to Bob & me. We will always love you.