Lauralee Sharpless

Lauralee Sharpless

Death 1994 (aged 72–73)
Burial Alma, Marion County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 9982023 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Laura Lee later chanaged her name to Lauralee. She graduated from Millersville, PA, State College and taught school until her marriage.

She made a special chocolate icebox cake using lady fingers. She read to her children nightly and improved their vocabulary by posting their school vocabulary lists on the refrigerator and by using the words in normal conversations throughout the week. She also saved coins in a jar in order to provide birthday and Christmas presents and summer vacations.

Memorial Day Poem

Two short months have gone, dear Dad, since you have passed away
Yet, most of what you gave to me is still alive today.
Your faith, your love, your strength abide just like a strong oak tree
Because I know, forevermore, you live inside of me.

Dear Mother, ten short years ago, you left this earthly home
Yet, all you said and taught to me still shields me like a dome.
Your care, your smiles, your lessons reign just like a master key
Because I know, forevermore, you live inside of me.

Twenty years have flown, dear Gramps, since I have seen your face.
Yet, all the love you gave to me surrounds me like a brace.
Your caring, thoughtful tenderness dwells like the deep, blue sea
Because I know, forevermore, you live inside of me.

Dear Ancestors, the centuries passed since you walked on this earth
Yet, all your values and your love have found a new rebirth.
Your culture will sustain through time with each new family,
Because I know, forevermore, you live inside of me.

--Deborah L. Thomas, 29 May 2011

Family Members


Sponsored by Ancestry



  • Maintained by: Deborah T 47519798
  • Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
  • Added: 28 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9982023
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lauralee Sharpless (1921–1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9982023, citing Martin Cemetery, Alma, Marion County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Deborah T 47519798 (contributor 47519798) .