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Theresa "Terri" S. Sharpe

September 13, 1934 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Theresa "Terri" Sharpe Obituary

Theresa ‘Terri’ Sharpe peacefully passed away Sunday evening surrounded by her loving family. Terri was known as Mother Theresa, the Sharpe “Matriarch”, with her home referred to as Grand Central Station. Always with an open-door policy, Terri was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Nothing couldn’t be solved around her kitchen table with a cup of coffee. She was a lucky lady with a love of the casino, winning many jackpots over the years. Terri loved cheering on the Notre Dame fighting Irish.

Terri was born to Edmund and Ann (Sloma) Urbanski September 13, 1934. She was raised in South Bend, IN with her 4 beloved sisters. She excelled in school, attending St Hedwig Catholic School and South Bend Catholic on academic scholarship as a gifted student. She married the love of her life James Walter Sharpe on November 11, 1954. Together they raised their 4 children in Granger, founding AAYS Rental in 1966. She was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She was on the board of Reins of Life, giving children of developmental disabilities the opportunity to work with horses, a Member of Hearing and Speech Society, and a charter member of the Puddle Lake Country Club.

Terri is preceded in death by her parents Edmund and Ann, her husband James Walter Sharpe, eldest son James ‘Jimmy’ Sharpe, sisters Rita Davis, Joann Badowski, Esther Ksiezopolski and Loretta Muszynski. She is survived by her loving children Michael (Nancy) Sharpe, Tim (Mary) Sharpe, Nance (John) Petty, Grandchildren Stephanie (Bryan) Whitaker- Bush, Ashley Sharpe, Shannon (Anthony) McKeen, Whitney (Brian) Sharpe-Ellis, Nicole Bonek, Great Grandchildren, Mick and Jude Whitaker, Isabella and Simone Bonebrake, Gino, Archie, and Penny McKeen, and her many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday March 8, 2024 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr. South Bend, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday March 9, 2024 at St. Pius X Catholic Church 52553 N Fir Rd. Granger, IN at 10:30 am. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to Reins of Life, 55200 Quince Rd., South Bend, IN 46619 and The Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be left at 


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March 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home
3545 N. Bendix Dr.
South Bend, IN 46628

March 9, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
52553 Fir Road
Granger, in 46530

Mass of Christian Burial
March 9, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
52553 Fir Road
Granger, in 46530


St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park
375 W. Cleveland Road
Granger, IN 46530


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