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Anna Naomi (Murray) Sharp


Naomi Sharp, of Purcell, formerly of Wayne, Okla., put on her dancing shoes and wings to leave this world and went to be with God and loved ones who had gone before on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Naomi was born September 13, 1929 to Cecil Velmar, Sr. and Anna Jane (Fielder) Murray.

After high school graduation in 1948, Naomi worked at the McClain County A.S.C. office. While there, she met and married Hollis Gallup, Jr. on October 20, 1951 and they had a daughter, Karen. After divorcing in 1953, Naomi worked at Purcell Seed and Grain.

On December 27, 1955, she married Darwin Sharp and they had three daughters, Reneè, Sandy and Stacy.  After divorcing in 1971, Naomi worked at Clifton Insurance, Pauls Valley Farm and Ranch Store, Roy Wilson Rug Mfg., Sherri Classics, Kellwood Mfg., Barbour & Short Construction Co., Circle L Industries, The OU Goody Shop, Wright’s IGA and ended her working career cleaning houses at age 82. 

Her relationship with God got Naomi through hard times. At age 14, she was saved and baptized at Washington Baptist Church. Naomi was a giving person who always had a smile. She was a very talented seamstress, liked to embroider, crochet, garden and cook, but Naomi’s family was her world and she loved each member. She delighted in visiting her children and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved their Nana.  

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Sidney, Melvin and Junior Murray and infant sister, Goldie Marie Murray.

She is survived by four daughters, Karen Masterson (Jerrald), Renee’ Barnes (Ricky), Sandy Griffin (Jon), Stacy Sharp (Derral Carter); six grandchildren, Courtney Masterson (Beckie), Audra Masterson, Katie Griffin Romo (Ele), Elexis Seabourn Cannon (Travis), Lydia Butler, Rosie Seabourn Ericsson (Ross), and 11 great-grandchildren, Titus, Morgan and Katie Masterson, Addison, Alexis and Asher Romo, Birdie and Goldie Cannon and Ace, Georgia and Eloise Ericsson; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Murray and June Murray; six nephews, Collin, Ryan, Leland, Aaron, Gaylon, and Mike Murray; two nieces, Janet McGowen and Rhonda Brown, many other relatives, friends and Reminisce care givers who loved her.

Graveside services at Hopping Cemetery were held Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Justin Blankenship officiating and Jerrald Masterson reading the eulogy.