Donna Jean “Jeanie” Sharp, 75, of Bartlesville, passed away at home in her sleep May 29, 2022. A memorial gathering will be announced at a later date.
Donna was born November 25, 1946, in Ramona, Oklahoma, the youngest child of Leroy and Irene Bacon. Her family settled permanently in Bartlesville in 1956 and she received her education at Limestone Elementary, Madison Junior High, and College High School graduating in 1964.
The bulk of Donna’s career was with the Social Security Administration. She began as a claims representative in the Bartlesville office and eventually became the office manager. In 1955 she transferred to the regional Social Security Teleservice Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a trainer and later became a claims supervisor.
On July 30, 1996, Donna married Mike Sharp in a ceremony at Johnstone Park in Bartlesville under a blue moon. They have celebrated eleven blue moon anniversaries. The couple resided in New Mexico until 2005 when they both retired and moved back to their hometown of Bartlesville.
Her favorite vacation spot was Las Vegas and the casinos welcomed her with open one-armed bandits. Following that she enjoyed being on a cruise ship leading anywhere. When at home she worked three crossword puzzles each day, played online poker, and was the family’s “Jeanie”-ologist.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Don Bacon. She is survived by her husband, her son Doyle and wife Gail Brookshire of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Her brother Ted Bacon of Cleora, Oklahoma, bonus sons, Matt Sharp and Mark Sharp of Illinois, and six, grandchildren, and three, great-grandchildren.
As a life-long dog lover, Donna would be honored if memorials would be offered to the Washington County SPCA in her name. The address is 16620 State Hwy 123, Bartlesville, Ok. 74006