Sharon L. Bryant
7, 1943-April 17, 2009
L. Bryant, 66, of Norfolk, Va., died Friday, April 17, 2009.
Born April 7, 1943 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of
Harold and Mary Knauer Day. She was a graduate of Greencastle High
School, Indiana State University with a bachelor of science in English
and history and received her masters of arts in history from Indiana
State University. She earned a certificate of distance education from
University College, University of Maryland. She married Sgt. Donald A.
Bryant, USAF, and he preceded her in death in 1968.
Bryant retired from the Civil Service in 2003 as a professor of
business contract management for the Department of Defense. She taught
employees of the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and NASA,
She was a member of the Phi
Alpha Theta history honorary and the Sigma Tau Delta English honorary.
She was also a past member of the United States Daughters of the War of
1812 and the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
Washburn Chapter. She enjoyed family history, flower gardening,
quilting, reading and was coordinator for four genetic genealogy
Survivors include her
children, James P. Bryant and wife Anita of Terre Haute, Andrew J.
Bryant of Norfolk and Jennifer Mason of Norfolk; three brothers, Stan
Day and wife Marla of California, David Day and wife Rita of Kentucky
and Dallas Day of Greencastle; three grandchildren, James Robert Bryant
of Greencastle, Clayton Levi Mason of Norfolk and Michael Alexander
Bryant of Terre Haute; three step-grandchildren, Justin, Matthew and
Sarah Stieglitz of Terre Haute; four great-grandchildren, Quentin
Wagner, Joe Stieglitz, Corbin Fyfe and Bella Fyfe.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on
Thursday at the Forest Hill Cemetery with Fr. Stephen Jarrell
officiating. Inurnment will follow.
Calling will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the
Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Labre Indian
School, P.O. Box 77, Ashland, MT 59003; the Clendenin Y-DNA General
Fund Family Tree DNA, 1919 North Loop West, Suite 110 Houston, TX
77008; American Diabetes Assn. or the American Heart Assn.
Greencastle Banner; Monday, April 27,
Sharon served as county
coordinator of Putnam County INGenWeb through February 2007.