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Velma Bartlett Sharkey, 91

Velma Bartlett Sharkey, 91, of Park Rapids died Sunday, April 29, 2007 at Green Pine Aces Nursing Home in Menahga. She was born April 18, 1916 in Eagle Point, WI to Henry Vernon and Harriet (Lewis) Bartlett. She moved to Chippewa Falls at the age...

Velma Bartlett Sharkey, 91, of Park Rapids died Sunday, April 29, 2007 at Green Pine Aces Nursing Home in Menahga.

She was born April 18, 1916 in Eagle Point, WI to Henry Vernon and Harriet (Lewis) Bartlett. She moved to Chippewa Falls at the age of 1 and graduated from high school there in 1933. She graduated from Stout Teachers College in 1944 and taught home economics at Cumberland, WI.

She married George Wheeler Sharkey Aug. 2, 1957 at Chippewa Falls. They resided in various commu-nities, including Eau Clair, WI, and Columbus Junction, IA. She taught at many of the communities they lived in.

In 1972, they moved to Park Rapids. She has been a resident of Green Pine Acres for the past two years.

She was an active mem-ber of Calvary Lutheran Church and its various cir-cles. She also was a member of the Mantrap Valley Con-servation Club and the Aux-iliary of St. Joseph's Area Health Services.

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She is survived by her daughter, Susan Sharkey of Tucson, AZ; two stepsons, Rev. Peter of Cincinnati and James (Nancy) of Madison, WI; a stepdaughter, Nancy (Dennis) Sharkey of San Di-ego; a sister, Vera Fulton of Appleton, WI; four grand-children, five great-grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, in-fant son, Gary Lee, and brother-in-law, David Ful-ton.

Visitation: 4 to 7 tonight (Wednesday) at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thurs-day, May 3 at Calvary Lu-theran Church. Officiants will be Rev. Kathryn Roth-man, Rev. Gene B. Brough-ton, and Rev. Peter Sharkey, S.J.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids.

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