JoAnn Marie Sharp, 94, of Holton, KS, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at The Pines in Holton. She was born November 18, 1928 in Ogden, KS, daughter of William Joseph and Edna Louise (Thorp) Hannan.
JoAnn graduated from Riley High School in 1947 and from cosmetology college in Topeka. JoAnn was an esthetician at the Clay Center, a waitress, and a housekeeper. She especially she was a housewife and a devoted mother and pastor’s wife.
He was a member of the Community of Christ; located by his home and Jackson County Friends of Hospice.
JoAnn married Warren “Dean” Sharp on October 8, 1950 in Riley, KS; she preceded her in her death on July 5, 2022 after 71 years of marriage. She was also preceded in her death by her parents, William and Edna Hannan; 2 daughters, Cathy Jo Chandler in 1999 and Arlene Kay Cathey in 2016; son, Gary Sharp in 2019 and a brother, Robert Francis Hannan.
Survivors include 1 child, David Wayne Sharp (Cindy) of Shidler, OK; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be Thursday 26 January 2023 at 1pm at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka. Family will say goodbye to friends one hour before service time. Memorials can be delivered to Memorial Park Cemetery (designated to walk toward a tree) or Jackson County Friends of Hospice c/o Mercer Funeral Home, PO Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit www .mercerfuneralhomes.com.