Joan Barton Sharpless, 74, of Littlestown, entered God’s eternal care, Wednesday, June 12, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Joan was born in Gettysburg Hospital on March 19, 1945 and was the daughter of the late James W. and Helen (Mickley) Barton. She was the loving wife of Paul Sharpless for 55 years. She is survived by one sibling, Jane Barton Thomas of York, and a daughter, Melynda Jane Townsend of Ardmore, Pa. Joan was predeceased by her son, Christopher Paul Sharpless of Norristown, Pa.

Joan was a 1963 Littlestown High School graduate. She was a member of Barts Centenary United Methodist Church, Littlestown, for many years, serving as the church secretary for circa eight years.

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