SHEETS, Laura Beth (Tharp), 46, of Carlsbad, CA, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at her home.
Laura was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt who was full of life and loved her animals. She was a faithful and dedicated friend to many.
She was born March 31, 1967, in Steubenville, OH, and grew up in New Somerset, OH
Laura was Christian by faith; graduated from Stanton Local High School in 1985; graduated from Youngstown State University; had been employed as an elementary teacher at the United School District and graduated as a Esthetician from the Marinello School of Beauty November 7, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Dwain Tharp; maternal grandparents, Virgil A. and Thelma (Minor) Palmer; paternal grandparents,Dona M. and Nettie (Britton) Tharp; mother-in-law, Marilyn A. (Mellott) Sheets.
Laura's survivors are her husband, Raymond W. Sheets Jr. whom she married June 17, 1989; son, Nicholas Sheets of Carlsbad, CA; daughters Brooke and Macey Sheets both of Carlsbad, CA; mother, Virginia L. (Palmer) Tharp of Toronto (New Somerset), OH; sister, Angela S. (Michael) Brooks of Marysville, OH; sister-in-law, Shellie Waggoner of Scio, OH; nieces and nephews Jake Tharp of Marysville, OH, Olivia Brooks of Marysville, OH, Sara and Dylan Waggoner of Scio, OH and father-in-law,Raymond W.(Helga) Sheets, Sr. of Ocala, FL.
There will be visitation hours for Laura 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 28 at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main Street, Toronto. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Smith officiating.
According to Laura's wishes she will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations in Laura's memory be made to the American Cancer Society.
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