Rosalie M. Sharp, 85, died Nov. 28, 2009.  Rosalie was born on March 23, 1924 in Bala, Kan., daughter of Ferd and Maggie Steffen.


Rosalie M. Sharp, 85, died Nov. 28, 2009.  Rosalie was born on March 23, 1924 in Bala, Kan., daughter of Ferd and Maggie Steffen.

She was the youngest of four children.  She enjoyed a life of farming, teaching, being a preachers wife which she did for over 12 years at Trinity United Methodist Church and her hobbies of sewing and ceramics.  She loved to read. 

On Aug. 25, 1945 she was united in marriage to Wayne Sharp in a ceremony in Clay Center. Rosalie is survived by two sisters, Mildred Nelson and Vera Goodson of Wichita; her four children, Mark and Kay Sharp, Oklahoma City, Steve Sharp, Riley, Kan., Doug and Diane Sharp of Clearwater and Janet Sharp of Topeka; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne and her brother Harvey.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with visitation from 6 to 7:30 Tuesday evening at Carlson Funeral Home.

She requested that in lieu of flowers, donations are sent to support ALS research.  These may be left at Carlson Funeral Home which is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences to the family can be sent to www.carlsoncolonial.com.