COLUMBIA — Marjorie Faye Adams Sharp, age 76, of Columbia, passed peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2012 surrounded by family and her beloved physician at Boone Hospital Center. She was born on March 15, 1936 to Hartley M. Adams and Marjorie Caldwell Adams in Cedar Bluff, Mississippi. On September 1, 1957, she married Leroy Sharp Jr. in Camden, Arkansas.
Faye earned a Bachelors of Mathematics from University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and a Masters of Education at University of Missouri-Columbia. She taught in Rogers, Arkansas public schools, Camden, Arkansas High School, and Fayetteville, Arkansas Junior High School before moving to Columbia, Missouri in 1968 where she taught mathematics at Hickman High School until she retired in 2000. Her favorite course to teach was Honors Algebra II. She was one of the founding sponsors of “Speak Your Mind!” Faye’s past academic accolades included being the President of Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). She was also the first recipient of the Leroy Sachs Award (highest honor of MCTM). She had many fond memories and great stories of students and colleagues during her many decades of teaching.
Faye greatly enjoyed needlework and quilting. Her most notable creations include the Hickman High School crest that remained hanging above the auditorium stage until after she retired. Additionally, she was selected to needlepoint one of 81 squares on the Missouri Bicentennial rug that featured flowers of 49 states encircled by the Missouri Hawthorn blossom. The rug hung in the Governor’s Mansion throughout Christopher Bond’s time as Missouri’s Governor.
After retiring, Faye enjoyed her family, Quilt Guild friends, United Methodist Women Circles, MUMC Dinner Clubs, MUMC Seekers Classes and Retired Teachers “Lunch Bunch” meetings!
Survivors include her loving husband, Leroy Sharp Jr.; one son, Chip Sharp and his wife Kathy, two granddaughters, Brittany Sharp and Megan Sharp Oberg and her husband Nathan Oberg, great grandchildren, Adeline and Josephine Oberg; one daughter, Kathryn Sharp Sapp and her husband Phil Sapp, and one grandson Richard Sapp all of Columbia; brother-in-law, Wayne Garman of Gravette, Arkansas; niece Cara Garman Hill and husband Mike of Conway, Arkansas; and nephew Phillip Garman and his wife Amanda of Dallas, Texas.
Her mother and father of Camden, Arkansas and sister, Suzanne Adams Garman of Midland, Texas, preceded her in death.
Join us to celebrate our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend at Missouri United Methodist Church Social Parlor for visitation on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:30 -11:00 a.m. and funeral services will follow in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Missouri United Methodist Church at 204 South 9th St., Columbia, MO 65203.
Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com