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Obituaries

Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp

Creston

Kevin, 41, Amy, 38, Sterling, 12, and Adrianna Sharp, 7, all of Creston, died March 15, 2018, in Tulum, Mexico. 

Celebration of life memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Southwestern Community College gymnasium in Creston. Pastor Mary O’Riley and Pastor Rick Titus will officiate. Burial will be private at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave., in Creston. No family night is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, memorials are for a SWCC Scholarship, Creston Basketball Association, Creston Softball and Baseball League, Padded Football League, Creston Brownie Troop 971 and Creston Boy Scouts. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. People attending the service are asked to dress in comfortable, everyday clothes, including Iowa, Iowa State or other college sports and racing apparel.

Kevin Wayne Sharp

Kevin Wayne Sharp was born Nov. 1, 1976, in Creston, a son to Ken Sharp and Carol Lynn (Bailey) Sharp. He graduated from Creston High School and University of Iowa with a degree in business finance. During college, Kevin sold Cutco Cutlery, earning top salesman his first summer, thanks to the Creston community. 

Kevin was united in marriage to Amy Marie Major on June 23, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with their families present. Kevin worked at Morgan Stanley in Des Moines as an investment adviser/broker, then at Principal Finance as a 401k retirement specialist. They moved to Creston, where Kevin worked at the family business of Southwest Distributing Company, serving as the treasurer and sales manager.

Kevin was a member of Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ, Creston Elks Lodge, Creston Eagles Lodge, Whitetails Unlimited, High Lakes Gun Club and Crestmoor Golf Club, and on the board of directors of Iowa Beer Wholesalers. Kevin coached baseball, football and basketball.

Kevin was a fan of racing and drove car No. 2 at Adams County Speedway in Corning, where he had been a former board member. 

Kevin is survived by his parents, Ken and Carol of Creston; sister Amy (Chris) Kralik of Creston; brother Kurtis (Naomi) Sharp; nephews, Cael Kralik and Ryder and Easton Sharp; niece Jacy Kralik; uncles, Mark (Mary) Sharp, Gary (Val) Bailey, Larry (Kelsey) Bailey and Greg (Mindy) Bailey, all of Creston; aunt Chris Bailey of Des Moines; their dog Buster; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lowell and Betty Sharp and Paul and Verna Bailey; aunt Marcena Bailey; uncle Steve Sharp; nephew Trent Sharp and their dog Thunder.

Amy Marie Sharp

Amy Marie (Major) Sharp, daughter of Beth Ann (Pullen) Major and Edison E. Major, was born April 23, 1979, in Creston. She was welcomed home by her sister Renee. In March of 1983, Amy was lucky enough to gain her second dad, Roger Fry, as well as receiving a big brother ‘Lil Roger. Amy spent her life in Creston living each day to the fullest. In high school, Amy started working at A&G Restaurant as a waitress and bartender. Amy made friends with everyone she served. After high school, she went on to waitress at Red Lobster in Des Moines, making the drive to and from Des Moines each time she was scheduled to work. She continued to also devote any time she could to A&G.  

On June 23, 2001, Amy was united in marriage to Kevin Sharp in Las Vegas, joined by Amy and Kevin’s family. Amy worked for the Union County Recorder’s office in Creston. Amy later accepted a position with Principal, where she worked from home as a dental claims specialist.

Amy’s pride and joy joined her life on Feb. 19, 2006, as her and Kevin welcomed Sterling Wayne Sharp into this world. On May 17, 2010, Amy and Kevin welcomed their princess Adrianna Marie into this world. They completed Amy and Kevin’s family, until December 2015, when Buster joined the family. Amy, Kevin, Sterling and Adrianna were called home from earth on March 15. The family was doing what they loved – vacationing. 

Amy was a member of Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ and former member of American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her parents, Beth and Roger Fry of Creston and Ed and Bobbi Major of Bellevue, Nebraska; maternal grandmother Jan Pullen of Red Oak; sister Renee (Glen) Hoyt of Creston, special sister Yvonne Michel of Switzerland and sister Samantha (Roel) Ruiz of Yucca Valley, California; brother Roger (Rebecca) Fry of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sister-in-law Amy (Chris) Kralik of Creston; brother-in-law Kurtis (Naomi) Sharp; nieces, Kacie (Zack) Schaefer, Kayleann Bishop and Jacy Kralik; nephews, Jake Hoyt, Cael Kralik, Ryder and Easton Sharp, Derek Fry and Deren Fry; great-nephews, Bentley and Coy Schaefer; four-legged fur baby Buster; along with many cousins, friends and extended relatives.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edison and Geraldine Major and Bill Stitzel and Clara Ellen Fry, great-grandparents, Edith and Wilbur Mattes and Jesse and Ethel Burroughs and cousin Cory Morrison.

Sterling Wayne and Adrianna Marie Sharp

Sterling Wayne Sharp was born Feb. 19, 2006, in Des Moines, son to Kevin Wayne Sharp and Amy Marie (Major) Sharp. He was a sixth-grader at Creston Community Middle School. Sterling attended Cromwell Church and was active in athletics with Creston Community Schools. Additionally he was involved in Creston Basketball Association, Creston Baseball League, Padded Football League and Creston Boy Scouts.

Adrianna Marie Sharp was born May 17, 2010, in Des Moines, to Kevin Wayne Sharp and Amy Marie (Major) Sharp. She was a second-grader at Creston Community Elementary. Adrianna attended Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ, and was involved with Spotlight School of Dance in Creston and Brownie Troop 971. 

Sterling and Adrianna are survived by their grandparents, Ken and Carol Sharp of Creston, Beth and Roger Fry of Creston and Ed and Bobbi Major of Bellevue, Nebraska; dog Buster; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

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