News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 9, 2013

Helen J. Sharp


MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Helen J. Sharp, 94, of Martinsville, passed away at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Heartland Nursing Center in Casey. She was born July 9, 1918, in Clark County, the daughter of Herbert D. McCrory and Notie Mae Gallatin McCrory. On Feb. 17, 1937, she married Howard W. Sharp. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1991.

Survivors include her son, James Sharp and wife Irene of Martinsville; daughter, Marilyn Brown of Casey; grandchildren, Sherri Scheurich of Boca Raton, Fla., and  John Brown and wife Amy of Casey; great-grandchildren, Grant and Greta Scheurich, and Chelsey, Tyler, Ellie and Owen Brown; sister-in-law, Cleda McCrory of Yale; and many nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leonard McCrory and Willard McCrory; son-in-law, Robert L. Brown; and infant grandson, James Howard Sharp Jr.

Mrs. Sharp was a retired licensed practical nurse having worked at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind., the Johnson Clinic in Casey, and Birchwood Nursing Center in Casey. She was a member of the Friendship Church and was very musical in her younger days and was a talented piano player.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CST Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., with the Rev. John Gartelos officiating. Burial will follow at Casey Cumberland Cemetery, in Casey. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services Friday. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.

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