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Virginia M Sharp

Virginia Mae Sharp, daughter of Fred & Cordia (Jones) Jeter, was born July 26, 1934 in Harrison County, Missouri.
Virginia married Lyle Sharp and to this marriage was born one son, Lonnie. They would later divorce.

Virginia was known as Ginny to close friends and family. In her adult life, Virginia lived in Bedford, Cresco and Mount Ayr, Iowa. She worked at Hy-Vee in the meat dept. and as a cashier. Virginia worked many years as a waitress at various restaurants in Bedford and Mount Ayr. Virginia also was a cook at Clearview Homes and even did a stint with the D.O.T. road crew in Cresco as a Flagman.

Ginny loved cooking for her family and making sure there was something special for everyone. The grandkids, including the Gollidays and Cannons, could always count on treats from Grandma Ginny. Family was her most prized possession, of which she was fiercely protective! A visit to Ginny's home was a trip down memory lane with pictures of all of her family at various ages. Ginny's son, Lonnie, will remember his mom as easy going and never opinionated.

Virginia passed away September 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lyle; and six brothers Eldon, Ardith, Jim, Paul, Clyde, and Ray Jeter.

Survivors include her son Lonnie Sharp and wife Diane of Des Moines, IA; two grandsons Brandon Sharp and wife Janee' of Urbandale, IA and Aaron Sharp of Des Moines, IA; two great grandchildren Ethan and Laney Sharp; special great grandchild Sammy Torode; great granddogs Sugar & Rascal; two sisters Wanda McGahuey and Faye Sickels of Mount Ayr; sister-in-law Helen Jeter of Clearfield; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established for Heritage Park Apartments.

  • Open Viewing

    September 08, 2015
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    September 08, 2015
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    September 09, 2015
    3:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Wednesday September 09 2015

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

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Dear Lonnie & Diane,

So sorry to see this and hope she is at peace. I miss you both and hope to see you sometime now that I''ve moved back to Iowa. Thinking of you and wish the best for both of you



Posted by Cindy Harover - Iowa City, IA - friend of Lonnie & Diane   September 09, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM