A public visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Evelyn's family is encouraging those in attendance to wear a mask.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE HELD. Evelyn's family is inviting friends to join her service virtually via "Zoom" at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 28, 2020.
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Evelyn Marie Sharp, 89, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020, at the Franklin General Hospital. She was born May 15, 1931, in Latimer, Iowa, to Nels Peter and Sara (Kibsgaard) Hansen.
Evelyn graduated from Hampton High School, class of 1949. She then earned her Associates Degree from North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. Evelyn was united in marriage to Robert Burmester in 1949 until 1963. She then remarried Max Sharp in 1964 in Kansas, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 2017.
Evelyn worked as a phone operator in Iowa Falls, owned and operated "Sharp Upholstery", and was a tax preparer and bookkeeper. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Hampton where she played the organ for over 20 years. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, camping, and spent most of her time preparing taxes and playing music.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Linda Williams of Hampton; son Dale (Audrey) Sharp of Hampton; son Gary (Sandy) Sharp of Mason City; daughter-in-law Mary Sharp of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Max Sharp, son Larry Burmester, son Richard Sharp, son Clark (Delores) Burmester and brother Alton Hansen.
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Linda, sorry to hear bout ur Mom, the memory I have of her is when upholstered a footstool for me. Hope u & ur kids r doing well. Carmen
In loving memory of our sweet friend, Evelyn.
We’re grateful for the friendships we shared with Evelyn. She was a sweet and caring woman with a heart of gold and we’ll miss her calls and fun conversations. May her soul enjoy family and heaven’s music.
Good times with Evelyn. She was always smiling
Grandma you will be greatly missed, always so generous and kind to all of us Grandchildren and to her Great grandchildren, such an awesome women, so talented with all she did, always so proud of our accomplishments, so happy you are now in Heaven and many of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will be with you there when we go home, such wonderful and happy memories will be with us grandchildren until we meet again!
As long as I can remember (so many great memories), when I was a little girl and all the way up to the last time I saw Aunt Evelyn I would come to her house and she would play me a Boogie Woogie on her piano. She always said it was very hard for her because she had short fingers. Her hands would fly over them keys and I will never forget it...... I always called her and talk to her on the phone, then she got a cell phone and got to talk more often. I am so going to miss my Aunt but I know she is in a better place than this world right now. She was an Angel on this earth and now she is an Angel up above. I love you Aunt Evelyn.
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