Marilyn "Jean" (Shea) Sharpe

Born: Wed., Apr. 24, 1946
Died: Thu., Nov. 17, 2016


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

2:30 PM Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Marilyn Jean “Maw Maw” (Shea) Sharpe, 70, Olney, IL formerly of Oblong passed away at 1:44 AM on Thursday November 17, 2016 at Burgin Manor in Olney, IL.

Jean was born on April 24, 1946 in Hamburg, IL to George Shea and Rosa Lee (Laird) Shea.  On September 27, 1988 in Baltimore, MD she married Benjamin Thomas Sharpe who preceded her in death on May 18, 1997.

Jean was a waitress from 1970 to 1997 working at the White Coffee Pot in Baltimore, MD.  Jean attended the Alleghany Wesleyan Methodist Church of Oblong, IL and also attended Oblong Schools.  Jean enjoyed bowling and playing golf with her husband. Jean’s family and her dogs meant everything to her.

Jean is survived by two sons; James Gleason Pritts Jr., Cleveland, TN and Brian Keith Shea, Baltimore, MD; one brother Rollin David Shea, South Roxana, IL , one sister Fern Scheidegger, Pinellas Park, FL and sister-in-law Rita Shea, Griffith, IN. Jean is also survived by several grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and sister-in-law Richard and Edith Shea and Frank Shea, one sister and brother-in-law Imogene and Junior Sloan and two brothers-in-law Basil Vail and William “Bill” Scheidegger.

Celebration of Jean’s life will be Sunday November 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in the White Oak Cemetery rural Oblong.  Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Sunday November 20, 2016 at the Funeral Home. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Crawford County Humane Society or Richland Memorial Hospital Hospice with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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   Posted Wed November 23, 2016
I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time .


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