Virginia Ruth Sharpe

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

March 13, 1917-Dec. 31, 2006

Virginia Ruth Sharpe, 89, Plainfield, formerly of Waveland, died Sunday night at Plainfield Health Care Center.

Born at Linden, she was the daughter of Theron S. and Etta Marcrum Banta.

She graduated from Waveland High School in 1935 and attended Washington Academy of Art. She was a librarian at Waveland Brown Township Public Library for 15 years, worked for WCVL at Crawfordsville for 10 years and helped her husband in Sharpe's Variety Store at Waveland. She was a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church.

She married Wilmer T. Sharpe at Waveland on May 23, 1938. He died Jan. 5, 1969.

Surviving are a daughter Pamela Bloomer and husband David, Plainfield, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Myron Banta.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Machledt and Servies Funeral Home, Waveland. Burial will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Waveland.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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