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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Ima Lee (Shipley) Sharp

  • Mrs. Ima Lee (Shipley) Sharp, 85, of Valley Park, Mo., died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Chesterfield, Mo.

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  • Mrs. Ima Lee (Shipley) Sharp, 85, of Valley Park, Mo., died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Chesterfield, Mo. She was born March 3, 1927 in Tuckerman, the daughter of Buster and Ruby (Ray) Shipley.
    Mrs. Sharp was a hostess at the Famous Bar in St. Louis, Mo.  She enjoyed shopping, reading and spending time praying, she was very spiritual.  Mrs. Sharp was a Conservative Republican and donated to the Republican Party.
    She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Sharp; her son, Ronald Edward Sharp; her parents; and two brothers, William Henry Shipley and Gene Edward Shipley.
    Mrs. Sharp is survived by one brother, Fred Shipley of Tuckerman; one sister, Martha Ray Ragan of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Ronald M. Sharp of Fenton, Mo., Margaret Sharp Martinez and husband, Omar, of Overland Park, Kan. and Elizabeth Sharp of Stockholm, Sweden; five great-grandchildren, Antonia, Isabella, Andre, Sebastian and Mickael; and two daughter-in-laws, Mary Kieffer of North Carolina and Rebecca D. Glenn of St. Louis, Mo.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in Cheshier Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
    Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home (www.jacksonsfh.com).

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