SHARP, Renate Sep 30, 1938 – Mar 29, 2021

Renate Gerda Sharp, age 82, of Kokomo, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Renate was born in Striegau, Germany, on Sept. 30, 1938, to her parents, Herbert and Elfriede (Polke) Conrad.
Renate married the love of her life, Tom Sharp, on Oct. 5, 1957, at Goldsmith Methodist Church. They shared 52 years together, raising three wonderful children.
Renate graduated from Green Park Union High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, class of 1955. After high school, she attended United Airline School.
Renate worked in banking for many years, working most of her career at Union State Bank. She also worked for the Kempton Clinic and was the principal’s secretary for Sharpsville School.
Those left to carry on Renate’s legacy of love are her children, Heidi (John) Freeman and Dan (Christy) Sharp; grandchildren, Jimmy Hunter, Missy Sharp, Hayden Sharp and Nicole Sharp; sister, Christa Eilers; daughter-in-law, Tina Sharp; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Renate was welcomed into Heaven by her husband, Tom Sharp; parents, Herbert and Elfriede Conrad; and her son, Brian Sharp.
A funeral service celebrating Renate’s life will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, 314 N. Main St. in Tipton. Visitation for family and friends will be before the service from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal will take place at Normanda Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Renate’s honor to the German American Klub of Indianapolis, 8602 Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46217.
A full obituary can be found at www.taylorcowanfh.com. Please feel free to leave an online condolence or share a special memory of Renate with her family on her tribute wall.

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