Dr. Lynn E. Sharrar grew up in Hooper, Neb. and was one of five boys. His family moved to Lincoln and he attended Lincoln High School and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Sharrar served in World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel and after returning to Lincoln, he practiced medicine as a general practitioner and surgeon from 1945 until his death in 1976. He was a member of the Lincoln Country Club and enjoyed playing golf, fishing, traveling, watching Nebraska football and spending time with his family.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sharrar was raised in Shubert, Neb. and was one of two girls. She attended the University of Nebraska and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Mary Ellen was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and was actively involved in the Ave Maria Altar Society, sang in the choir and was president of the Nebraska Women’s Medical Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, painting, collecting antiques, traveling and being with her family.
Amy Lynn Rodeno was born in Lincoln, Neb. to Tom and Mary Jo Rodeno on September 1, 1970. She attended school in Pittsburgh and Denver. At the age of three she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and lost her battle when she was seven. During her short life she raised the awareness of Cystic Fibrosis resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars donated for research and treatment of the disease.
The Amy Rodeno Scholarship in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Lynn Sharrar was established by the parents of Amy Rodeno in memory of Amy’s grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Sharrar.