Betty J. Sharp

August 30, 1926 ‒ August 14, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Betty J. Sharp, 92, of Mansfield passed away Sunday morning August 14, 2016 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital.

The daughter of James and Myrtle (Holt) Siar, Betty was born August 30, 1923 in Brookville, Pennsylvania.  After graduating high school, Betty earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Clarion State Teachers College.  While she was student teaching Betty first met William Clarence Sharp, Jr.  The two were married November 21, 1946.  Teaching all grade levels for Canonsburg Schools, she retired as a first grade teacher.

Betty was a member of Canonsburg United Methodist Church.  In 2006 she moved to Mansfield.  Betty enjoyed solving crossword and suduko puzzles.  A loving grandmother, she was dedicated to her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Jack (Maria) Sharp of Mansfield and daughter Melody (Mickey) Yanchak of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother Dr. John (Susan) Siar; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William C. Sharp, Jr.; sister Kay Martin and brother Dick Siar.

The Sharp family has chosen the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home for cremation services.  Burial will be held at a later date.

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  • Jack, Melody and families,

    We are remembering you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May time help your sorrow and your memories sustain and give you the strength you need during this painful and difficult time.

    Wilbert and Ruth (Guzel) Dinsmore

  • Dear Melody, Mickey, Michael, Melissa, Meredith and families,

    We were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. All of you are in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers.

    God bless you,

    Ed and Kathie Kovacik

  • Melody, I am so so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and love go out to your entire family at this difficult time.
    The Lamb Family

  • Dear Sharp Family:
    I had Mrs. Sharp as a first grade teacher at Borland Manor in 1963-64. She was the quintessential first grade teacher. Some of my fondest memories of elementary school include your mother. I remember her using a pitch pipe to start us every morning with a song. I also remember her singing bible songs and even saying prayers (before that was banned from public school). Your mom was a mom to all who were in her class. I remember her doing recess with us and on a cold day putting me or someone else under a cape she wore to keep us warm! It was a “nurse” type cape that had slits for your hands to stick out and we would gather under it like she was a mother hen with her little first grade chicks! What a wonderful memory for me! I saw her picture in our local paper here in Washington County and of course the picture had to include a little grandchild, one of her little chicks!
    You have my deepest sympathy and hope you hold on to all of your wonderful memories of a great teacher, and mom. I know I will!