Joseph E. Tharp

February 17, 2014

Joseph E. Tharp 82, of rural Frankfort, died at 4:46 p.m. February 17, 2014 at Wesley Manor. Born July 9, 1931 in East Enterprise, Indiana to the late Edward M. & Leo M. (Haskell) Tharp. He married Esther Lotis Snyder on July 31, 1954 in South Bend, IN and she passed on May 28, 2008. Joseph grew up in East Enterprise area and was a 1950 graduate of Vevay High School. He attended Colorado Ministerial College and the Frankfort Pilgrim College. He was a maintenance carpenter and worked at National Homes for 14 ½ years and Delco Radio for 28 years. Joseph was a member of the First Wesleyan Church of Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 12 Noon on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

4 Daughters: Luana J. (Garry) Myers of Florida, Donna J. (Kerry) Kline of Kokomo, Deborah K. Tharp of Anchorage, AK, Janice E. (Dan) Myer of Mulberry, 2 Sisters: Naomi Beatty of Elizabethtown, IN, Ruth Schnell of Phoenix, AZ, 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

Joseph is preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda S. Smith, 2 sisters, Mary and Esther and a half-brother, Russell.


8 Condolences for “Joseph E. Tharp”

  1. Brandy Molina February 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.   Revelation 21:4 make this promise,  it says: ” And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”  What a beautiful promise, we all look forward, from our loving Creator, (Jehovah God, Psalm 83:18). May the God of peace be with you and your family.

  2. Katrina Hoogenboom February 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. Ruthie Spears February 19, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Sending lots of love and hugs to Luana and all of her family.. So sorry for you loss..

  4. Phyllis Thompson February 19, 2014 at 12:25 am

    My sincere condolences to all of you girls and your families. A fond memory I have of your father is what a wonderful carpenter he was and the patience he had with Rhonda and I with some of our school projects. I’m so sorry for your loss but at the same time joyous that your parents and Rhonda are all together again.

  5. Pat Miller Whitenack February 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Our sincerest sympathies to the family. We know that the memories made through the years, will warm your hearts forever!

  6. Randall DeYoung February 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I worked with Joe at Delco, also car pooled with him. Joe was a fun person, and lived his christian testimony. It was a pleasure knowing him. My prayers will be that God will comfort all of you at this time. God Bless You all.

  7. David Beatty February 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    So sorry to hear about Joseph’s passing. I was so glad I was able to take Mom to see him in early January.

  8. Dick Neal February 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Kerry and Donna,
    I can only pray and wish for the comfort of you and your loved ones in this time of loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


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