Wayne Sharp - January 13, 2011
Wayne Omer Sharp was born Aug. 18, 1920, at Imperial, Neb., to Claude LeRoy and Pearl May (Flory) Sharp.
He attended grade school at Enders, Neb., and graduated from Chase County High School in 1939.
Wayne married Lois Maxine Forsyth on April 20, 1944, in Beatrice, Neb., and the couple settled on a farm near Enders, Neb., where they lived and farmed for many years. Wayne was a hard working farmer, a dedicated and loving father and grandfather, a simple man of few words.
Wayne passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 9, 2011, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial. He was 90 years of age.
Wayne was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Enders, Neb., where he was a church deacon. He was a Farm Bureau member and an avid sports fan. He was very involved with his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. He belonged to a bowling league and attended many Husker football games.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois, in 1992; four children, Cynthia Louise Sharp, Larry Wayne Sharp, Keith Allen Sharp and Sarah Ann Sharp; one grandson, Samuel Dean Hoffman.
Survivors include daughter, Donna Messerer and husband, Jim, of Axtell, Neb.; daughter, Ruth Lindholm and husband, Steve, of Parker, Colo.; daughter, Janette Peterson of Enders, Neb.; daughter, Sandra Hoffman and husband, John, of McPherson, Kan.; and son, Daryl and wife, Julie, of Imperial, Neb.; grandchildren, Jenny and Teri Messerer, Troy Newman, Tab and wife, Misty Newman, Sid and wife, Teresa Peterson, Russ Peterson, Eric and wife, Chris Peterson, Angela and husband, Ty Fickenscher, Sarah and husband, Levi Mason, Julia and husband, Celso Santillan, Jeremy Hoffman, Alex and Jared Sharp; great grandchildren, Jeremy Marrero, Zachery Newman, Brie and Parker Newman, Luke Peterson, Samantha Peterson, Mercedes Peterson, Joseph, Maxine and Krystal Fickenscher, Miriam and Titus Mason, Fabian Santillan; great, great grandchildren, Trae Newman and Alexis Marrero; sisters, Neva Canfield and husband, John, of Sacramento, Calif., Veraldine Hansen of Sacramento, Calif. and Zella Chamberlain, Littleton, Colo.
Funeral services for Wayne Sharp will be held Friday morning, Jan. 14, 2011, 10:30 a.m. (MT) at the Church of the Brethren, Enders, Neb., with Rev. Francis Baker and John Hoffman officiating.
Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2011, 2-6 p.m. (MT) at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in Wayne’s memory.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.