Saturday, March 27, 2010

Burdett Otto Tharp, 1915-2002

The Unionville Republican [MO] - 17 April 2002 &
Ad-Express/Iowegian - 15 April 2002
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  Burdett Otto Tharp, age 86, of Unionville, MO, died Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the Kirksville Manor Care Center in Kirksville, MO. 
  He was born on July 29, 1915 in Numa, Iowa, the son of Harry and Anna Mae (Ewurs) Tharp. He received his education in Numa Community Schools.
  Burdett was united in marriage to Maxine Printy on November 7, 1936 in Centerville, Iowa. He worked in the coal mines and was a farmer. He was baptized at the North Bend Christian Church and attended the Mt. Hermon Methodist Church.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maxine Tharp on November 27, 1999, one daughter in infancy; one brother, Paul Tharp and one sister, Bessie Hixenbaugh.
  Survivors include son, Paul Tharp and his wife, Helen of Longmont, CO; daughters, Gail Wray and her husband, Ivan of Numa, IA, Sharon Burns and her husband, Jim of Exline, IA and Margaret Stottlemyre of Unionville, MO; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Berniece Butler of Centerville, IA.
  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 15, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, IA with Rev. Robert Peck of Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at the Jerome Cemetery in Jerome, Iowa.
  Visitation was held on Sunday, April 14, 2002 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, IA with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday evening.
  Memorial can be made to the Griffensville Historical Marker and left at or mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home, 501 N. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.

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