Oren Sharp Oren Eugene Sharp, 73, Topeka, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013. Oren was born June 29, 1939, in Hot Springs SD, the son of Robert and Esther Olson Sharp. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1957. On January 3, 1975, Oren and Karolyn Helm were united in marriage. They enjoyed over 38 years together. Oren was a firefighter for the City of Topeka, retiring as Captain in 1993. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Oren s hobbies included skeet, target and competition shooting, and drag racing his 1957 Chevy. Survivors include Oren s wife, Karolyn; children, Sheryl Dawn Sharp, Nadine Lynn Sharp, Robert Henry (Delores) Sharp, Karen (Darrell) Madison, and Annette Long; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Thomas Sharp and Alan Sharp. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda Bair. Family will greet friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com. Oren Eugene Sharp
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Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home
2801 SW Urish Road
Topeka, KS 66614
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 15, 2013