Randolph  County,  Indiana

The  Muncie  Star  Press
September 25, 2006
Iris Ialo Clevenger Sharp, 94
MODOC - Iris Ialo Clevenger Sharp, 94, passed away Friday evening, September 22, 2006 at the Parker Health Care Facility, Parker City, IN, having been a resident since October 2002. She was born on October 21, 1911 to India E (Swingley) and Benjamin Franklin Clevenger of Modoc, Randolph County. She married George Raymond Sharp (deceased 1996) on March 7, 1931.
          Her life is an interesting one. Upon graduation with the class of 1929 Modoc High School, she secured a job with the Woolworth 5 & 10 Company in Muncie, whereby, she rode the Interurban from Modoc, to Farmland and subsequently arriving after numerous stops along the way to the terminal in Muncie and walked to work. Iris and Raymond were life long residents of the Huntsville Community and in 1957 moved down the road to Unionport. They attended the Huntsville Methodist Church and the Buena Vista Christian Church.
          While being a homemaker she worked as one of the main cooks at the Huntsville School and in 1962 began as a sales clerk for the Western Auto Store in Winchester. Retiring from same in 1992. Iris was a member of the Huntsville Home Ec Club and also became a member of the Randolph County Home Extension Past Presidents Club. After moving to Unionport she became a member of the Buena Vista Ladies Aid Society.
          Through out the years she was an excellent seamstress. She made big gardens, canned and froze her vegetables, and loved her flower beds. She crocheted--designing and creating many afghans. She was noted for being a quilt maker and entered many shows from which she received ribbons and trophies. It is estimated she completed nearly 80 quilts. She would see one she liked and take a photo or sketch it. She also created some originals such as the California Orange Oriental Poppy, her Purple Clematis, a Dog Wood and during the Desert Storm, she completed one as a contribution to the war as she saw it. "It was her loyalty to her country."
          Surviving are six children, Martha Belle (Harry) Williams, Farmland, Marilu Ann (Gordon) Clevenger, Modoc, Carl Joseph (Ethel Jean) Sharp, Liberty, Cynthia Jane (Bill) Hartley, Muncie, George Thomas Sharp and Douglas Clair (Linda) Sharp of Modoc; grandchildren, Michele Williams, Mona (Alan) Simmons, Meri (John) Manning, Mimi (Richard) Brunson, Deborah Martin, Paula (Greg) Cheesman, Rebecca (Mark) Collis, Carl Joseph (Patti) Sharp, Carola (Jan) Antrim, Judy (Harry) Painter, Scott (Debbie), Stephen, Shawn and Saundra Sharp; eighteen great grandchildren; and one great, great granddaughter; sister-in-law, Helen (Denzil) Defibaugh; and several nieces and nephews.
          Predeceased - four grandchildren, Mitzi Williams, Mickie Williams, Martin Williams and Stephanie (Sharp) Brinson; a brother, Marion Clevenger; and two sisters, Acel Stock and Mary Woods; and son-in-laws, Harry Lee Williams, Gordon Lee Clevenger and Billie Lee Hartley.
          Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. with calling one hour before at the Culberson Funeral Home Modoc Chapel, with burial to follow at Buena Vista Cemetery, Unionport. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Building Fund of the Buena Vista Church, c/o Joe Jarrett, 6 W Overmeyer, Blvd., Winchester, IN 47394.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
          SHARP, Samuel P., s/o Josiah and Mercy Sharp, b. Wash. twp. Nov. 11, 1847, d. near Carlos City, Jan. 19, 1891 ae 43y 2m 9d. He m. Amanda Norman in 1870. Had 13 sons and 2 dts, 1 son dec'd. Mem. M.E. Church, bur. Union Chapel Cem.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

A  Randolph  County  Area  Newspaper
          SHARP, Freddie, s/o Samuel and Amanda (Norman) Sharp who were m. Mar. 3,1870. He d. Oct. 21, 1886 ae 9y 5m 20d. Fun and bur. at Union Chapel.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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