Elizabeth ‘Joan’ Sharp

January 10, 2011

Elizabeth “Joan” Sharp 86 of fural Frankfort, IN, died at 9:45 p.m. January 10, 2011 at Wesley Manor. Born September 8, 1924 in Forest Township, Clinton County to the late Fred & Minnie (Johnson) Smith. She married Jack Sharp on December 3, 1944 in Frankfort and he survives. Mrs. Sharp was a 1942 graduate of Forest High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident. A homemaker, she also ran a catering business out of her home. Her memberships include, St. Matthews United Methodist Church involved in United Methodist Women and the first woman lay leader at St. Matthew in the 1960’s, member of Ruth Circle, on the building committee of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, member of Psi Iota Xi Auxiliary, former member of Zonta, member of Pink Ladies, Clinton County Farm Bureau board member for 30 years, Clinton County Home Ec. “Jane Award” winner, Town and Country Home Ec. and worked on the Clinton County election board.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 13th at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

3 Sons: Robert Craig Sharp (Carolyn) of Frankfort, Tom Sharp of Loveland, CO, and Mike Sharp (Kimberly) of Denver, CO Sister: Ruth Huffer (Maurie) of Frankfort 4 Grandchildren: Beth Sharp of Fairhaven, MA, Pete Sharp of Seattle, WA, Bryan Sharp (Denise) of Denver, CO and Thad Sharp of Vail, CO

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Eleanor Thompson and grandson, Ryan Sharp.


9 Condolences for “Elizabeth ‘Joan’ Sharp”

  1. Shirley Swaim Ridenour January 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Jack: So very sorry to hear about Joan. You and your family will be in my heart and prayers. May God be with you and bless your days to come.

  2. Marilea Cearlock January 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Jack and family, we were so sorry to hear about Joan. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Take care.
    Keith & Marilea Cearlock

  3. Judii Kern Krasienko January 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I have such fond memories of your Mother, and am saddened to hear of her passing. You are in my heart as your go through these difficult days.

  4. Dr. Billy & Gwen Taylor January 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Psa. 116;15 in memory of Mrs. Sharp. How precious in the sight of God are his saints? Rest in peace our dear solider knowing that our labor of love in Christ is never in vain. Bob and family, your earthly lost is heaven’s gain. Christ is a friend that is closer than a brother.

  5. Shirley Ricker January 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I was sorry to hear about Joan’s death. I worked with her many years in Psi Iota Xi. She was such a capable and dependable person to work with. She usually had some different recipes that we all tried. I still have a salad dish that I use often. My sympathy goes to the family and her sister Ruth. Shirley Ricker

  6. Mary Cox’s family January 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I know that Joan and Jack were good friends of my parents, Mary and Ray Cox , and visited with them at their winter home in Florida as well as in Frankfort. We just lost Mother in November so feel certain that she and Joan are chatting in heaven now. My thoughts are with all of you. Jackie Cox Neat

  7. Gary and Jan Kersey January 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    May we extend our condolences to the Sharp family on the passing of Joan. She was always so sweet, caring, and willing to help. She will be missed by the community and our church. The back row pew on the West won’t be the same. Thinking of you at this time.
    Gary and Jan Kersey (wintering in South Florida).

  8. John & Connie Milholland January 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Dear Jack and Family,
    We just got word last night of Joan’s passing and were very sad to hear the news. We regret that we were not at her calling or service as we are in Florida. Please relay our condolences to your family, and we will keep you all in our prayers. Know she will be greatly missed.
    John and Connie Milholland

  9. Steve and Kathy Miner January 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Dear Jack and Family,
    We were sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Over the years we have heard from Marybeth Miner (Steve’s mother) how much she enjoyed your “first Thursday of the month” classmate breakfasts followed by lunch excursions all around central Indiana. And we understand that you have had a wonderful marriage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Warm regards,
    Steve and Kathy Miner

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