Joan Sharp

May 05, 1929 ‒ February 05, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Joan W. Sharp, 88, of Fredericktown passed away Monday morning, February 5, 2018 at the Country Court Nursing Center. She was born May 5, 1929 in Mount Vernon to the late Wayne I. and Lillian B. (Ryan) Wiggins.

Joan was a 1947 graduate of Fredericktown High School. She was a homemaker but had worked at Watson’s True Value and retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center, where she worked in the Dietary Department.  Joan was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown.  She enjoyed taking care of her home and doing the yard work, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Joan is survived by her son, Mick (Renee) Sharp of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Matthew Sharp, Christopher (Tara) Sharp, J.C. (Stacy) Sharp, Jonathan (Stephanie) Sharp and Jennifer (Dan) Selby; and great grandchildren, Katelyn, Matthew, Quinn, Brystal, Bryce, Alex, Megan, Gage, Junior, Savanna, Mason, Jeffrey and Dessie.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Sharp in 1971; a son, Gary Sharp and his wife, Mary Kay Sharp; a great grandson, Ryan Sharp; a great granddaughter, Michelle Butler; and three brothers, John, Dwight and Richard Wiggins.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Joan at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown.  Rev. Christine Burns will officiate.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks at that donations be made in Joan’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019.

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  • To Mick and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have such fond memories of Joan and your family from when my grandmother lived across the street from you and working with her at MVDC. She will live forever in your heart. May God Bless you and keep in His loving hands.
    Judy Seymour

  • Growing up in Fredericktown, we’ve known Joan and family most of our lives. She was a very sweet lady and we know she will be missed. Love and prayers to all of you during this time.

  • Sending Prayers to all the family .Joan was a very caring person. She will be missed by all that knew her.

  • To the families of Joan, so sorry for the passing of your loved one, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Deepest Sympathy to the family of your Mother and Grandmother. Thinking of all of you with thoughts and prayers.

  • Mick and Family
    So sorry for your loss Aunt Jo will be missed so much by every one that new her she was a very special lady May God bless you all and you will be in our thoughts and prayers

    Bill and Phyllis (strong) Westenbarger and Family

  • To Mick, Renee, and Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. We know how difficult it is, but the peace that comes can be comforting. Our thoughts are with you.
    Susan and Jon Gordon

  • Deepest sympathy to your entire family. Please know we will be praying for you & keeping you in our thoughts.

    With love,

  • Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Dorothy didn’t realize what was happening when they moved her out of the room. I remember talking to your dad shortly before he passed away in ‘71. They were both good people We send our condolences. Earnie and Bertha Frazier