Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

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

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    To The Family of::
    Marrietta Sharpless
    Your Name: :
    Duane & Betty High
    Your Condolence Message::
    We were saddened to learn of the death of your loved one
    and want to express our sympathy. It was such a pleasure to have worked with Marrietta for those twentyfour years in the Standards Dept. at the Tuby. She was a truly pleasant person. I missed her when she retired.
    To The Family of::
    Marietta Sharpless
    Your Name: :
    Robin Scott
    Your Condolence Message::
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked in the Standards Dept. with Marietta for 2 1/2 years. She was a very sweet person and I really enjoyed my years there. May your family find comfort in Jesus promise that “all those in the Memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. ”
    Having lost my parents and husband, I have found much comfort from God’s promises to wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Rev. 21:3,4) May God’s love give you comfort at this troubling time and may you comfort one another as you work your way through your grief. You will be in my prayers.

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