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Martha Sharp

Martha "Marti" Sharp (Davis)

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Martha Mae “Marti” (Davis) Sharp, age 70, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born on February 15, 1948, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Clifford Richard and Alice (Rodabaugh) Davis.Martha was raised in rural Eddyville and attended Bluff Creek Township country school, before transferring to Albia. She graduated from Albia High School, class of 1966. After high school, she attended the University of Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Martha was united in marriage to Willfred Mathew Sharp III on March 17, 1972. They were blessed with two children, Michele and Cullen. Martha and Wil enjoyed 33 years of marriage, before his passing on October 20, 2005. Martha worked as a Paraeducator for 20 years and worked in the library at the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School. She also worked as a Volunteer Coordinator at Madrid Home. She enjoyed volunteering her time for various organizations and she was talented at craft work, especially painting and sewing. Marti loved reading and was a devoted Iowa Hawkeye Fan. Those left to cherish Martha’s memory include her son, Cullen Sharp of Seattle, WA; daughter, Michele (Shawn) Smothers of Pella; two brothers, Richard (Marilyn) Davis of Ottumwa, and Don (Mary) Davis of River Falls, WI; and two grandchildren, Finley and Jaeda. Martha was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel, beginning at 2:00 P.M. Martha’s family will be present to greet friends and relatives from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Lynda Carlson and Rev. Stanley Rodabaugh officiating. Burial services will follow at the Cuba Cemetery of rural Monroe County. A luncheon will be held at the First Christian Church of Albia, Iowa, following burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Martha’s memory to the Eddyville Elementary School District and the Eddyville Library.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 2:00pm
    Eddyville Funeral Chapel
    216 Walnut
    Eddyville, IA 52553
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    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 10:00am
    Eddyville Funeral Chapel
    216 Walnut
    Eddyville, IA 52553
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Irene Roberts

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She was a wonderful woman who helped me through many years of learning struggles starting in elementary and ending only when I graduated. Without her, I would not be the woman I am today. She had touched many children’s lives. She will forever have a place in my heart and memory. Continue reading

Linda Ammons

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Martha and I were good friends throughout high school, and I remember fondly happy after school hours in her home with Martha and her wonderful mother. We lost touch after high school since I went to college and on to a career outside of Iowa. But when my mother died, she made an effort to come to see me at the visitation, and we had a good visit. She was a thoughtful and kind person who really cared about others and went out of her way to help people. My sympathy to her family.Linda Ammons, Albia High School '66 Continue reading

Brenda Doerfler

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Dear Michele & Colen, Your mother's friendship meant the world to me. After moving to Iowa to work at Vennard College your Mother was introduced to me by one of the college board of directors. Your Mother felt impressed to share her 26 acres and empty barn with us; as we would be moving our cattle, horse, donkey, dog and chickens to IA after the sale of our small farm in KS. After meeting Marti, I soon learned she and I shared the same diabetes diagnosis. Marti not only provided a place for our livestock and dog to stay while I worked and lived on campus; she also kept me in supply of insulin and syringes when the college closed and I had no health insurance. Yes, your... Continue reading

Mark and Thelma Smothers

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We feel so blessed to have known Marti. We will miss her very much. But we know you will miss her even more. We are thinking you you at this difficult time, and hoping that memories will comfort you. Remember that we will be here for you in the days, and weeks ahead. Continue reading

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