Jessica Sheckles

February 4, 1976 ~ July 27, 2023

Born in: Farmington, MO
Resided in: Irondale, MO

Jessica Sheckles of Irondale, passed away peacefully at home and went to her eternal home in Heaven, while surrounded by the ones who loved her, Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the age of 47.  She was born February 4, 1976, in Farmington, to the late Rev. Charley and Karen (James) Shrum.  Jessica graduated from Malden High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching at Southeast Missouri State University and Master’s Degree at Southwest Baptist University.  She taught for 25 years in different districts as well as online courses at Mineral Area College.  Jessica also served as the Bismarck High School Cheer Coach.

Jessica lived a devoted life to serving the Lord.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bismarck, where she led the Women’s Ministry and a member of the Praise Band.  Jessica enjoyed playing the piano, painting, vacationing at the ocean, but most of all spending time with her family and fur babies.

She is survived by her loving husband, Pastor Matthew Sheckles; children, Macy and Levi Sheckles; sister, Mindy Comer and husband Jake; nieces and nephews; Cody (Chandra) Comer and children Carrigan and Crutcher, Emily (Christian) Plassman, Lainey Comer, Sadie Comer and Molly Comer; mother in-law, Lesa (Michael) Bromley; father in-law, Jim (Sherell) Sheckles; sister in-law, Jessica (Tim) Howard and children Mackenzie Metheny, Molly (Tyler) Vaughn; her church and teaching families also survive.  Jessica enjoyed life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Bismarck, Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  The visitation will resume Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 8:00 AM until the time of service at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Eric Shrum will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Genevieve Baptist Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve.  Memorials may be directed through First Baptist Church in Bismarck, to be used for the Jessica Sheckles Scholarship Fund.


Visitation: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Baptist Church - Bismarck
1017 Spruce St.
Bismarck, MO 63624

Visitation: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

First Baptist Church - Bismarck
1017 Spruce St.
Bismarck, MO 63624

Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
10:00 am

First Baptist Church - Bismarck
1017 Spruce St.
Bismarck, MO 63624

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Jessica Sheckles 's name.

Jessica Sheckles Scholarship Fund c/o First Baptist Church - Bismarck

1017 Spruce St.



(573) 734-2610

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  1. Jessica will be sorely missed by all. Such a sweet, caring, beautiful inside and out Proverbs 31 woman. Rest in the arms of Jesus sweet Jessica.

    • Matt and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue praying for all of you as you face the days ahead.

  2. Praying for Pastor Matt, Macy, Levi, and all those who are grieving her passing. May they cling to the comfort of knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.

    Rob and Angie Hardy

  3. Candle 2Mrs. Sheckles was my favorite teacher. I came to Bismarck school not having any school at all. They put me in 1st grade half way through the year and she had me for the next 3 years with the looping program. She helped me so much and she will be missed by me and so many others greatly. I know this is gonna be especially heartbreaking for her family at this time. I’m sorry and I hope y’all can find the strength when the time is right. Never forget all the good memories y’all had.

  4. Candle 4Many prayers for Matt, Macy and Levi. This will leave a void but your momma loved you beyond words. She was so special to so many! My kids loved her!

  5. Candle 7Matt and family, we are so sorry for your earthly loss. Jessica will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories. She was such a godly woman! We are praying for you.

  6. Candle 4Will always remember her. I was the School Nurse at one of the schools she taught at, plus my husband and I went on a Mission Trip with them. She was so beautiful, kind and sweet. Sending prayers for the family.

  7. So sorry to hear this. She fought hard, but know she’s no longer in pain. Our prayers to the family

  8. Candle 2She was the strongest women I have ever met. I will miss her everyday, but I know she is in heaven rejoicing with the lord!

  9. Candle 8She was such a beautiful woman. My daughter had her and just absolutely loved her. Prayers for the family

  10. Candle 2Jessica was a beautiful, humble woman , she always had a big smile on her pretty face, and boy did she love her family. She will be missed by so many but not one of us would call her back ,she is at rest in the arms of her Savior whom she loved with all her heart . Rest in Peace sweet girl ❤

  11. Candle 2Mrs. Sheckles was my teacher for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Even after leaving her class, she taught me so much through the years. She was an amazing example of a Godly, Proverbs 31 woman. She brought a lot of light into me and my friends lives at school and church. She will be dearly missed.

  12. Candle 8Matt, kids and all the rest of the family-We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jessica was a wonderful person who will be very missed. We love you all.

  13. Candle 8I didn’t get to know you Jessica, but I know you were such a blessing to everyone you knew. I know you are so loved and will be missed deeply. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel

  14. Candle 7Pastor Matt and family,
    I am sorry to hear of Jessica’s passing. I never had the privilege of knowing her, but it shows through the comments that she touched many lives. You and your family are in my prayers. Just know you haven’t lost a wife, because when you know where something is it is never lost.

  15. Matt, Macy and Levi, I know it’s so hard losing your wife and Mom, she loved you all so much. But the legacy she has left you will be with you for life. She always showed love, grace and compassion to those she met. Now she’s safe in the arms of Jesus and rejoicing in Heaven.

  16. Candle 8It was truly a blessing to know Jessica and serve Christ alongside her and Matt here in Lebanon MO a few years. We love you all and are praying for you and your family, Chad and Debbie Nelson

  17. Candle 3Our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort, strength, encouragement and hope for family and friends of Jessica during this season of bereavement; all of whom obviously loved her dearly and will gracefully carry the memories of her loving touch in their heart and mind.

  18. Candle 8Jessica was my son Hunters first through third grade teacher (with the looping program). He loved her so much. He says she is the teacher that made him feel most heard, cared about and loved. She was always so kind and gentle. My sincere condolences go out to Matt, Macy and Levi. You all were so very blessed with such a beautiful inside and out wife and mother. I pray for peace and comfort as you make your way through this. Much love and many prayers!

  19. Candle 8You had one of the most beautiful spirits and a smile that lit up a room. You will be missed. Class of 1994❤️

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