Thelma Joyce Sharrock, 85, formerly of Ada, died at 10:35 p.m. June 10, 2010, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.
She was born July 27, 1924, in Orange to Raymond and Gayle Geese Richmond, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 7, 1943, she married Robert E. Sharrock, who died Sept. 7, 1988.
Mrs. Sharrock was a 1942 graduate of West Lafayette High School. She had worked at IBM in San Francisco, where her husband was stationed before being deployed in World War II. When they returned to Ohio they bought the Sohio station in West Lafayette, where she was the bookkeeper. After selling the station, they bought and she ran the skating rink in Newcomerstown for several years. They moved to Ada in 1971, where she owned and operated a craft shop in her home, The Something Special Shop. She was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, sewing, crafts and the beauty of flowers.
Survivors include a daughter, Cassandra (Gary) Hull, of Ada; a son, Mark (Diane) Sharrock, of Ada; seven grandchildren, Joey (Jason) Campbell, Travis (Samantha) Hull, Crystal (Brett) Badertscher, Alison (Charles) Mosler, Jennifer (Joseph) Navarro, Bethany Sharrock and Rachel Sharrock; seven great-grandchildren, Ethan, Brandon and Keagan Hull, Xavier Navarro, Will Mosler and Wyatt and Ella Badertscher; and a sister, Marjorie Dreher, of West Lafayette.
Services will begin at 3 p.m. Monday at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. The Rev. Dick Potter and the Rev. Charles Warren will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Mennonite Church.
Arrangements are by Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton.