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Grace Jean Sharp, beloved mother of Heather Windheuser, Sandi Glick and Timothy Sharp, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday January 25, 2018 at her apartment in Meadowlark Estates, Lawrence, Kansas. She was 80 years of age. Grace was born in 1937 to George and Nellie Booth of Kansas City, Missouri where she attended and graduated from Kansas City Southwest High School. She also attended Kansas City College for two years. Grace married James Sharp of Kansas City, MO in 1959 and their first child, Heather Jo, was born a year and a half later. James finished his electrical engineering training and the family moved to Denver in 1963 . Although Grace lived in Denver over 50 years she often visited family in Kansas City which included her parents, her sister Shirley Mincks, brothers Joe Booth, and Robert Hendrickson and their families. She also had a special relationship through the years with her nephew Anthony Hendrickson.
Grace enjoyed skiing in the nearby Rocky Mountains and often hosted her adult children, their families and other relatives when they came to Colorado to ski. She also enjoyed regular Bible study and for some years taught a women's Bible study where she emphasized the important of a mother being at home to guide her children's development. Grace lived her Christian faith consistently and opened her home on one occasion to a Vietnamese refugee who needed a stable home in order to adjust to life in a new country.
As her children became adults, Grace worked with her husband at his electrical contracting business. Later, Grace spent nine years as a flight attendant for the charter airline American Trans Air. She felt especially privileged to serve the men and women of our military as they returned home from duty. Her position as a flight attendant allowed her to visit and experience many international destinations which she thoroughly enjoyed.
In 2014, Grace moved to Lawrence, Kansas to be close to her oldest daughter and family. Despite failing health she enjoyed many activities and holidays with her ten grandchildren and now three great-grandchildren. She was proud of them all for the people they grew to be. Although we are saddened by her passing from this life we are comforted to know she is with the Lord, having been greeted by Him with "well done, thou good and faithful servant". And we know we will be reunited with her in the course of time when we too pass or when we hear the Shout of the return of our Lord. Maranatha.
The family will receive visitors at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64133, on Monday January 29th at 9 AM followed by a service at 10 AM with interment at Floral Hills Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons International or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or your local Christian School.