Ethel Wannita Sharpe Nuttleman
Akron News-Reporter (CO)
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Ethel Wannita Sharpe Nuttleman died Sunday at 4:20 P.M. on February 5, 2012 at her home in Thornton, CO where she lived with her daughter, Sandy.
Funeral servicess were held February 10, 2012 at Crossroads Baptist Church in Northglenn, Co. with Pastor Kim Skattum officiating. The songs How Great Thou Art, God on the Mountain and If You Could See Me Now were played during the service. Her niece, Joyce (Sharpe) Thorstad gave praise, through interpretive dance, to the song Amazing Grace. Luncheon was served afterwards. Pallbearers were Jeremiah Mason, Larry Sharpe, Randy Frazier, Norman Schrock, Dale Blake and Mark Thorstad. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Hessler Sr., Scott Dinges, Bob Campbell, and David Campbell. Interment was held at Genoa Lutheran Cemetary in Genoa, Co. with Pastor Clifford Mills officiating at the graveside service. Gloria Beedy, Paul Martin and Trinity Lutheran Church, provided refreshments for family and friends. Memorial donations in Ethel's name may be made to The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC, 28201.
Obituary Ethel Wannita Sharpe was born May 6, 1924, in Thurman, CO, Washington County. She was the first child of William Dewey Sharpe and Augusta (Orth) Sharpe. Ethel, at the tender age of five, along with her younger siblings, Lucille, three, Myrna, one and Ralph, seven days old, lost their mother from kidney failure. This affected the rest of her life. She and her siblings were raised in a sod house on the Henry Orth homestead by their grandmother, Louise (Martin) Orth, along with several uncles and their Aunt Rose. She grew up gardening and learning household duties with her grandmother and sisters.
She loved her Baby Dimples doll that had been given to her by her mother, but her favorite memory was listening to Christian music on the radio. One day while listening to a sermon, she trusted in the Lord Jesus and gave Him her heart. She was only five.
She graduated in 1942 from Brighton High School . She then worked as an accountant for a chain of grocery stores called Save a Nickle in Denver, CO. One of her bosses later opened another chain of grocery stores that we now know as King Soopers. During WWII she went back to the one room school house she attended as a child and taught approximately 25 students. And how she loved to teach!!
On June 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Harold Dean Nuttleman. They farmed 40 miles above Canon City, CO, then moved to a farm near Last Chance, CO. She gave birth to three children, Jerry Ralph in 1948, Linda Kay in 1951 and Sandra Rose in 1958. She also lived in Akron and Brighton during her lifetime. She later went to live with her youngest daughter, Sandy, and there spent the last 20 years of her life.
She loved flowers, listening to Christian and old country western music, playing cards, stamp collecting, dancing, watching old movies, going on trips with Sandy, but most of all she loved reading her Bible and Christian literature. She supported many Christian organizations to help spread the Gospel and help people in need. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great-great grandchildren.
Through all the trials in her life, she kept her strong faith in Jesus, her Savior. That same strong faith influenced our lives and blessed us. Ethel was loved so much by all of her family.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, her son Jerry, her half sister Alice Parrigon, her brother Ralph Sharpe, brother-in-law, Ervin Schrock and her ex-husband Harold Nuttleman. She is survived by her daughter Linda (husband, Timothy Hessler Sr.), daughter Sandra, and sisters, Lucille (husband, Ray Campbell), and Myrna Schrock and sister-in-law, Ilene Sharpe; grandchildren: Audra Premo, Jeremiah Mason, Augusta (husband, John Allen), Linelle (husband, Scott Dinges), Abby Nuttleman, Eddie Nuttleman, Timothy Hessler Jr. and Tonya Hessler; great grandchildren Christine Premo, Elizabeth Flemming, Krystal Premo, Jerry Premo, Zebariah Dinges, Cala Jean, Emily and Thomas Allen, Brice and Autumn Nuttleman, Adam Hessler, Kiersten Hessler; great-great grandchildren: Caleb and Carman Flemming, plus many nieces, nephews, their spouses and their children.
MOTHER, YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS TO US AND WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. BECAUSE YOU TRUSTED IN JESUS, YOUR SAVIOR, YOU HAVE NOW ENTERED INTO A JOY AND FULLNESS OF LIFE ETERNAL THAT WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE!! SEE YOU IN HEAVEN!! Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me although he may die, yet he shall live. John 11:25.