Florence Irene Sharpe, 86, died unexpectedly Monday, May 17, 2021, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was mother to Cumberland Presbyterian General Assembly Stated Clerk and Ministry Counsel Advisory Member the Reverend Mike Sharpe (Red River Presbytery). She was born November 14, 1934, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Stanley Frank and Mary Wanda Baranowski Zylka. She married Daniel F. Sharpe January 1, 1955. The Sharpe family moved to Oklahoma in 1964. She was a longtime faithful member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
About Matthew Gore
Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.