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Elvadene Sharp, 75, Bargersville, IN (1940-2016)

Elvadene Sharp, 75, of Bargersville, IN, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, IN, after battling a stroke and seizure disorder for many years. She was born May 5, 1940 in Liberty, Kentucky to the late Andrew Jackson Cochran and Anna Shay (Fox) Cochran. She married Coy Sharp on May 24, 1958 in Liberty, KY.

Friends may call Saturday from 1pm-5pmCT/2-6pmET at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, Indiana, where a service will be conducted at 5pmCT/6pmET. The Reverend Wanda Sharp will conduct a service Tuesday at 1pmET at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St., Liberty, Kentucky 42539. Friends may call Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home from 3pm-7pmCT/4pm-8pmET. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery in Liberty, Kentucky.

Elvadene worked in nursing at the Indiana Masonic Home Hospital in Franklin, IN. for over forty years. She was a longtime member of Amity Baptist Church in Franklin. She was also a "Red Hat" lady. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was the most important thing in her life and she enjoyed just being with them.

Survivors include
  • Her husband Charles Coy Sharp of Bargersville, IN.
  • Daughter Angie Sharp Farmer of Whiteland, IN.
  • Four grandchildren, Andy Arnold (Emily), Ciara Duke (Cameron), Lauryn Sharp (fiance Zach), and Abby Pittman (Jordan)
  • Three great-grandchildren, Cohen Duke, Zeke Pittman, and Claire Arnold
  • Sisters Maxine Bell, Mary Grider, Shirley Brandenburg, Judy Jarvis and Wanetta Burns
  • Brothers Andrew Cochran, Gerald Sharp, Ray and Wanda Sharp, Carlon and Iva Dean Sharp, Marshall and Bonnie Sharp, and Kenneth and Joyce Sharp.
She was preceded in death by her son Barry Sharp on September 3, 2006, brother Charles Cochran, and her parents Andrew Jackson Cochran and Anna Shay (Fox) Cochran.

The family would like to express a deep appreciation to the Bargersville Fire Department for all of their care and support during Elvadene's illness. The family would also like to thank the staff of Community Hospital South for the outstanding care and support they showed to the entire family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Elvadene Sharp, 75, Bargersville, IN (1940-2016)

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