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Andrea N Sharp

December 5, 2022

Andrea Nell Sharp, 37, beloved daughter, sister and friend, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022, after a long illness. She was born to Gene and Janice Sharp of Valley Center, KS, on April 27, 1985, and attended Valley Center schools, Newton Christian High School (Class of 2003), Butler Community College and Friends University. For 11 years, she worked as a librarian alongside her mom at the Valley Center Public Library, until sidelined by health issues that included back injuries and Addison’s disease. She also kept statistics for the Wichita Thunder off-ice crew for 10-plus years until last month, and was official photographer for the Wichita Industrial Trade Show. Andrea had a sassy, unapologetic personality, a bright smile and loud laugh. She enjoyed time with family, friends and pets; books; old movies; clothes and purses; and family vacations to Iowa. A solo trip to Scotland in 2019 was her favorite. She was preceded in death by Aunt Mary Kathryn Esau of Newton, and grandparents Mary and Fred Budde of Newton and George and Maurine Sharp of Wichita. She is survived by parents Gene and Janice Sharp; brother Glen Sharp; cousins Victor Esau, Diane Blaylock (Dennis), and Irvin Esau; dog Chester and ex-library cat Pages. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Petersen Family Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2022, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2555 N. Hyacinth, Wichita. Memorials can be sent to the Friends of the Valley Center Library, 314 E. Clay, Valley Center, KS 67147.

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12 thoughts on “Andrea N Sharp

  1. Roy & Linda Mcfarland
    So sorry to hear Andrea passed away. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

  2. I am so sorry that Andrea passed away. We had only met a few times, but she was such a bright light.

  3. So sorry to hear about your daughter. I remember seeing her work in the library. May it comfort you to know that many people care. May God comfort you at this time too.

  4. I will miss my friend so much. I will miss her sassy attitude and her genuine heart. The world will be a bit dimmer without her in it.

  5. Gene, Janice and Glen,
    We are so sad to see that you lost your precious, daughter and sister.
    She was always such a delight to be around.
    Please know we are thinking of you during this very… sad and difficult, time.
    May your happy memories bring peace… to your broken hearts.
    Much Love ❤️

  6. Janice, Gene &Glen
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with her she was such a super person. Cindy McAnulty

  7. Janice, Gene, and Glen
    I am so sorry to hear about Andrea’s passing. I pray that God gives you an infinite amount of comfort and peace, and that He surrounds you with His loving care.

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