|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|SHARP, Gwendolyn Marie (THOMAS) [BAKER]||85||Breese IL||CarlyleUB||8 Jan 2003||fch|
Gwendolyn M. Sharp, 85
Gwendolyn Marie Sharp of Centralia died on Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese, at 85 years of age.
She was born in Fayette County on Jan. 20th, 1917, a daughter of Arthur and L. Maude Hopkins Thomas. She married Fred M. Baker on Oct. 15th, 1936, and they divorced. On April 12th, 1941, in Old Monroe, Mo., she married Harold Sharp, who was killed in a farm accident on April 12th, 1977.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Baker, on Sept. 10th, 2001.
Survivors include four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Suzanne Baker of Shattuc and Linda Brosch of Breese; and a sister-in-law, Helen Wickliffe of Homewood.
Mrs. Sharp was a farm wife and homemaker in the Carlyle area until retiring to Centralia in 1978. She was a former member of Carlyle United Church of Christ, the Church Women's Guild, and a charter member of the Clinton County Home Bureau.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7th at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle. Interment followed in Carlyle Cemetery.
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