Eleanor Sharp, 93 / July 20, 1917 – Jan. 26, 2011

Published 10:42 pm Thursday, January 27, 2011

Eleanor Mae (Berry) Sharp, 93, of Niles, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2011 at West Woods of Niles.

She was born July 20, 1917 in Three Rivers, Mich. to the late Arthur and Laura (Strohm) Berry.

On Sept. 10, 1934, Eleanor married Walter Sharp at a ceremony in South Bend, Ind.

A homemaker most of her life, Eleanor was always very active in the Niles Moose and Eagles. She was a member of the Eagle Auxiliary and served as past-president. She loved reading, watching Notre Dame football, listening to big band and jazz music and watching westerns.

Eleanor never met a stranger and will be missed by many.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1971; her son, Richard D. Sharp, in 1988; a great-granddaughter, Michelle Lamb, in 1999; and a brother, Richard Berry.

Eleanor is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Edward) Cottrell of Niles; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

In keeping with Eleanor’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the family at www.brownfuneralhomeniles.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home &Cremation Services, Niles and Mission Hills