Marrietta Mae (Schiefer) Sharpless
Marrietta Mae Sharpless, age 90, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital.
She was born September 12, 1921 in New Washington, the daughter of the late Emery and Tillie (Karg) Schiefer. She was a 1939 graduate of Tiro High School. She retired in 1986 from Copperweld Shelby Division after 24 years of service. Prior to that, she had been employed at Wilkins Air Force Depot in Shelby.
Marrietta is survived by her daughters: Gwen (Bernard) Rush of Etters, PA – with whom she made her home for the past 3 years, and Linda (Trent) Sponseller of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Christa (Jonathan) Russell, Rachel (Steven) Robinson, Kevin Sponseller (Joanna Paldino), Zachery Rush and Joel Rush; 5 great grandchildren: Nicholas Robinson, Michael Robinson, Nathan Robinson, Matthew Robinson and Natalie Russell; 4 sisters: Virginia Swogger of Shelby, Cordelia Chapman of Saginaw, MI, Judy Everhart of Shelby, Castalia (John) Poffenbaugh of Galion; 2 sisters-in-law: Mildred Schiefer of Bucyrus and Ruth Ann Schiefer of Tiro.
On April 15, 1944 she married Gordon V. Sharpless and he preceded her in death on November 18, 2006. Also preceding her in death were 2 sisters: Lucille Chapman and Delores Bevier; 2 brothers: Virgil Schiefer and Corliss Schiefer.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, conducted by Rev. Carol Kilgore. Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 10-11 AM. Burial will follow in Little London Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit