Rosetta Ruth “Rose” Sharp, 91, of Hammon, Oklahoma was born on October 28, 1925 in Arnett, Oklahoma to D.I. and Roma (Stevens) McLeran. She passed away peacefully and gently on Thursday, December 8, 2016. She became a Christian at an early age and expressed her beliefs and security in Christ throughout her life. Rose’s early years were spent in Carnegie and Custer, Oklahoma. She graduated from Custer City High School class of 1947.
Rose was a devoted mother, friend, who loved people and life. She was witty, energetic, and the epitome of laughter. Rose would look on the positive side of everyday living. Her ability to write poetry was remarkable. Rose was an extraordinarily talented lady.
She enjoyed working and held various jobs during her life that included being a hairdresser, working in a drug store, and selling shoes for over twenty years.
Rose was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hammon where she taught Sunday School, a lifetime member of the Red Moon Culture Club, Hammon Auxiliary club, and many other organizations.
She married the love of her life, William Roland “Steve” Sharp after he returned from World War II on November 30, 1945 at the First Baptist Church parsonage in Sayre, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1991.
Rose is survived by her son, William Roland “Bill” Sharp Jr. and his wife, Sue of Tuttle, Oklahoma; two daughters, Jacki Varnell and her husband, Charles of Sayre, Oklahoma, Mitzi Sneed and her husband, Steve of Anadarko, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Shauna Henson and her husband, Josh of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Trey Sharp and his wife, Stephanie of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Andy Sharp and his wife, Shannon of Hammon, Oklahoma, Linzi Mackey and her husband, Todd of Weatherford, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Will Henson and Kate Henson of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Major Sharp of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Ryan Padgett, Alex Little and Cooper Sharp all of Hammon, Oklahoma, Kashlin Mackey and John Paul Mackey both of Weatherford, Oklahoma and numerous nephews, nieces plus an host of friends.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Steve Sharp; twin daughters, Carolyn and Marolyn; grandson, Blant Sharp; parents, D.I. McLeran and Roma Graham. Rose wanted to let everyone know: “that it has been a good trip and she was loved every step of the way.”
The family request memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of Hammon or the Hammon Senior Citizens Center in care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 707, Elk City, Oklahoma 73648.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at A.J. Creech High School Auditorium in Hammon, Oklahoma.
Brother Scott Showers will officiate and Rev. Fred Johnson will assist. Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2016 at Martin-Dugger Funeral Home. Interment will be at Moorewood Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to the care of Martin-Dugger Funeral Home in Elk City, Oklahoma.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.martin-duggerfuneralhome.com.