Wednesday, January 27, 2021


November 21, 2020

   SPARTA - Mary Annabelle Sharp, age 93, of Sparta, passed away on November 21, 2020 surrounded by family. Loved by many, Annabelle was born in Bush Prairie and lived in Sparta all her life except while she was in Nurse’s Training at Saint Francis School of Nursing in La Crosse, WI.

   Annabelle was proud of her skills as a nurse and was part of the St. Mary’s Hospital Community for 37 years. She also supported her children and many others in 4-H; volunteering at Head Start reading to the participants. She was a long member of Home and Community Education, Red Cross Blood Drives, St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary, as well as a Morrow Home Volunteer.

   Annabelle is survived by her children, Kathleen (Charlie Chiedu) Sharp, Mike (Dawn) Sharp, Dennis (Barb) Sharp, Pat (Dan) Smith, John (Sue) Sharp, Karen (Matt) Pieper, Donna (Victor Medrano) Sharp, Steve (Ann Yourell) Sharp, Mary Sharp, Paul (Lisa) Sharp, Ann (Clay) Hanson, and Anthony (Kris Picha) Sharp; 37 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Merlin (Ruth) Ebert, Harvey Ebert; sister-in-law, Diane Ardnt; brothers-in-law, Bill Hayes and James Ardnt; and many loved nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Sharp; her daughter, Judith Viner; son-in-law, Tim Viner; her grandchildren, Zachary and Zane Sharp and Derek Rhodaback; her parents, William and Anna Ebert; parents in law, Owen, Pearl and Erma Sharp; her much loved siblings, Arlene Hayes, Robert (Mary) Ebert, and Roger (Elenor) Ebert; as well as her sisters-in-law, and Lorraine (Harvey) Ebert; and her in laws, Owen and Yvonne Sharp; and a nephew, Gregg Arndt.

   Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation. A private mass of Christian burial will be held for family at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church. A burial ceremony will be held at a later date.

   Online condolences may be offered to the family at

   In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to either Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church or a charity of your choosing.

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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