Obituaries

Vada Sharp

August 25, 1926 - February 4, 2018

Service Date: February 8, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson

Cemetery Lawson Cemetery

Church Lawson Bible Church

  • Visitation: 10-11:30 am, Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Lawson Bible Church, Lawson, MO
  • Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Lawson Bible Church, Lawson, MO
  • Burial: Lawson Cemetery following the ceremony

Vada Ruth (Ritter) Sharp, 91, of Lawson, MO passed away on February 4, 2018, at the home of her daughter & son-in-law in Rayville, MO.

Visitation will be 10-11:30 am, Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Lawson Bible Church, Lawson, MO. Funeral Service to follow at 11:30 am. Burial at Lawson Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Lawson Bible Church or Excelsior Springs Hospital Hospice.

Vada was born August 25, 1926, in Lawson, MO. She was the youngest of eight, born to John W. Ritter & Lula B. (White) Ritter. Vada graduated from Lawson High School with the class of 1944, then went to work at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. She married her husband Robert Estill Sharp on March 14, 1945, in Atchison, KS while Estill was home on leave from his duties with the Merchant Marines. They moved to Los Angeles, CA, and lived there until Estill finished his tour of duty at the end of WWII before moving back to the Lawson area. They were married 57 years. Estill & Vada were charter members of the formally known Community Alliance, now known as Lawson Bible Church. Vada was the mother of three children: Robert W. Sharp, Edward L. Sharp, and Ronda R. Sharp Bolte.

Vada was preceded in death by her parents: John W & Lula Ritter; husband: Robert Estill Sharp; son: Robert William Sharp; grandson: Jeffry Alan Hughes; 3 brothers: Raymond Ritter, Ruel Ritter, Willis Ritter; 4 sisters: Stella Eaton, Hazel Peterman, Estile Short, Opal Peterman.

Vada is survived by 1 son: Edward Sharp & wife Kathy; daughter: Ronda Bolte & husband Steve; brother- & sister-in-law: Raymond & Ruth Sharp; daughter-in-law: Linda Sharp; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-Grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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