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CONGERVILLE- Mary E. Sharp, 98, of Congerville, died at 12:41 PM on Monday December 22, 2014 at Maple Lawn Health Care Center in Eureka.

She was born on August 29, 1916 in Normal, a daughter of the late Lee and Ella Riesser Lantz. She married Floyd Sharp in Chicago on May 22, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1972.
She is survived by her children, Martha J. Schultz, Harleysville, PA; and Daniel L. (Nancy) Sharp, Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Mark, Tim, and John Schultz, and Jonathan and Andrew Sharp; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Sharp in 1966.

Mary graduated with a teaching degree from Wheaton College. She taught at Ellsworth and Congerville high schools and then taught kindergarten in Congerville for 25 years. She enjoyed music and taught piano. She was a member of Rock Creek Bible Church in Congerville where she led Bible studies and was also a member of the Woodford Co. Home Bureau.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday December 29, 2014 at 10:30AM at Rock Creek Bible Church with Rev. Phil Bachman officiating. Visitation will be from 2-5 PM Sunday and 1 hr prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Imhoff Cemetery in Congerville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Creek Bible Church, 307 E. Kauffman, Congerville, IL 61729 or Wycliffe Bible Translators, 11211 John Wycliffe Blvd Orlando, FL 32832.
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