Joan Sharp 1932 - 2007 rural Bethany
Sullivan, Ill. - Joan Sharp, 74, rural Bethany, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.She was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Tuscola, the daughter of Charles Raymond and Gwyndola Belle Gaffney. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1950.Mrs. Sharp and her husband farmed in the Bethany community.She married James Arthur Sharp in 1954. He died Dec. 10, 2006.Survivors include her mother, of Arthur; four daughters, Nancy Brooks and husband Jim, Evansville, Wis., Barbara Heitka and husband Gil, Mattoon, Laura Sanders and husband Tom, Pineville, La., and Sue Willoughby and husband Mike, Lawrence, Kan.; a brother, Duane Gaffney and wife Grace, Alto Pass; nine grandchildren, Drew and Kyle Stoutenborough, Eric, Scot, Matt and Chris Sanders, and Troy, Shane and Laura Willoughby; and a great-grandson, Max; and her dog, Cassie.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan, followed by a hymn sing.The family suggests memorials to Caringbridge, a Web site support group, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 528, Sullivan, IL 61951.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.reedfuneralhome.net">www.reedfuneralhome.net</a>.