Mary Kay Sharp

September 11, 1948 ‒ December 30, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Mary Kay Sharp, 69, of Fredericktown passed away Saturday morning, December 30, 2017 at the Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Knox County to late Raymond and Dessie (Durbin) Shaffer.

Mary was a 1966 graduate of Highland High School.  She enjoyed doing puzzles and painting, but most of all she loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Mary is survived by her sons, James “JC” (Stacy) Sharp and Jonathan (Stephanie) Sharp; her daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Selby; grandchildren, Alex, Megan, Gage, Junior, Jeffery, Savanna, Mason and Dessie; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Gary L. Sharp; granddaughter, Michelle Butler; and brothers, Frank and Garry J. Shaffer.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 with Pastor Ruth Douglas officiating.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital, 460 West 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210 in Mary’s memory.

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  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Mary Kay, was a nice lady and always friendly.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Bob and Mary

  • I am so sorry to hear of Mary Kay ‘s passing. I went to school all 12 years with her. She was a quiet and kind person. My prayers to her family.

    Charlotte Trowbridge Baker

  • To the Sharp Family,
    I knew your dad, Gary and I know your grandmother, Joan and your Uncle Frank who was married to my cousin, Sandy. I want to offer my thoughts and prayers for all of you at this difficult time. May God be with you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Just remember that Mary Kay will always be in your hearts forever.

  • JC and John Boy, we are so sorry to hear about your mother. Her pain is now gone as she rests in her Saviors arms. May you find peace as you treasure her memory in your hearts. Mike and Joyce

  • To the Sharp family,
    We are So sorry to hear of Mary Kay passing.We went to school with her and were neighbors all these years. Your family has our deepest sympathies.
    Prayers for all your family is very sad time.
    Ron and Connie Weikel

  • J.C., Jennifer, Jonathan & families,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. God must have needed another angel. Your mother was such a sweet person. My prayers will be for you to have so many wonderful memories and know that she will never leave your hearts. She will be watching over you. God bless.

    Judy DeIuliis
    Highland High School

  • Mary Kay was my first cousin, her Mother and my Father were sister and brother. I had not seen her for a couple of years. She was always kind, and I can still hear her laugh. She was a good person inside and out. She had two brothers just like me. She was the oldest just like me.
    Her family was the centre of her Universe. She will be missed!
    My condolences to her children and the rest of her family.

  • The Shaffer family have always been special to me. J. C., Jon, and Jen were among my special 1st graders. Many happy times. You all were the center of your mother’s world. Keep the good memories close to your heart and she and your dad will always be close to you. Love from Pat E.

  • John and the Sharp Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You have our most sincere sympathy. Your family will be in our thought and prayers.
    Raymond and Belinda Litt

  • J. C., Jon, and Jen, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. From reading other’s memories, it is good to know that she is without pain and in the best place, heaven. Though I KNOW you must be missing and in such sorrow, she is in the best hands ever. You are too young to have the losses you’ve experienced. You are in my prayers.