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Martha Lou Milburn Sharp


Martha Lou Milburn Sharp, 89, of Flora, died, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Chase Center in Logansport, IN.  Martha was born to the late Basil Ray and Ethel D. Bock Milburn on April 15, 1927 in Carroll County, IN.

She married Kenneth D. Sharp and he preceded her in death.

Martha cleaned homes in Flora and the surrounding area for years.  She also worked at the Brethren Home in Flora and HW Gossard Factory in Flora.  She was a group leader at the Cabinet Radio Company in Flora.

Martha was a proud 4-H member for years in home and livestock receiving many high honors.  She was a member of the Flora Garden Club and Church of the Brethren in Flora.  Martha enjoyed gardening at her home on Jackson Street for years.

Martha is survived by four sisters and a brother-in-law:  Joan Martin of Burrows, Betty Farrer of Royal Center, Bonnie McGill of Lafayette and Roberta and Lester Elliott of Lucerne, IN.  One brother: Robert “Bob” Milburn of Logansport. Also several nieces and nephews.  She is preceded by a son: Duane Sharp and a granddaughter: Nedra.  Two sisters: Marjorie Crume and Hilda Reeding.

Martha’s family will receive friends Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 2:00 PM till time of service at 3:00 PM at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929.  Rev Amos McGinnis officiating.  Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.  Family asks that donations go to Riley Children’s Hospital.  Envelopes will be available at funeral home.
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  • Becky Crosby

    June 7, 2016 6:24 am ·

    Aunt Martha was a dear soul. Life for her was never very easy. I pray she has been able to rejoice in Heaven with Duane, Nedra and all her family whom she has missed so since their passing.

  • Kimberly Stoddard

    June 10, 2016 9:27 pm ·

    Martha was my grandmother’s cousin, and our next door neighbor for around 20 years. Martha always loved it when our kids brought over their rabbits to show her. Our Nathan and Nedra were almost exactly the same age. Nathan is in California now, but often asked how Martha was doing, and will be sad to hear she’s passed. Bethany and Luke wish they could have told Martha about our new baby bunny. Martha always sent cards, and she enjoyed getting our Christmas cards with pictures of our bunnies and family. When we visited, Martha always said she was achy. Now she’s in heaven, and will never have any more pain.


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