Mary A. Sharp, age 94 of Clare, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 at Prestige Place in Clare. Mary was born the daughter of Fred “Ped” and Mary A. “Myrtle” (Lane) Burch on June 3, 1919 in Denver Twp., Isabella County, MI. She was united in marriage to Wilson Sharp on January 15, 1936 with him passing away in 1992. Mary was asked many times, who is your favorite child or grandchild? The answer was always “The one standing next to me or the sick one who needs me”.
Mary is survived by her children Bertha Mae (Bill) Stough of Clare, Kay Whitley of Camp Verde, AZ, Donald Sharp of Baldwin Park, CA, Dick (Sandra) Sharp of Midland, Jean Thayer of Clare and Andy (Sue) Sharp of Kent City, her daughter-in-law Eileen Sharp of Mt. Pleasant; sisters Julia Hovey and Donna Lynch of Rosebush, Suzanne (George) Moeggenberg of Fort Myers, FL; her sister-in-law Dorothy Burch of Coleman; 28 grandchildren and many, many great and great great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her son Bob, daughter-in-law Valentina, son-in-law Harold Whitley, great grandchildren Monica Bails and Kristopher Stough and 5 brothers and 8 sisters.
Services for Mary will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11A.M. at the Brown Corners United Brethren Church in Clare with Pastor Chuck Malson officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 3 P.M. Visitation will be at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home on Monday from 6-8 P.M. and Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-8 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Home Care and Hospice or to Prestige Place in Clare. The Family would like to thank all of the caring people at Prestige Place. Mother did love you all. Please visit Mary›s on-line condolence page at www.stephenson-wyman.com