Mrs. Joy L. Tharpe



Mrs. Joy Tharpe, spouse of Rev. R. Douglas Tharpe, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2008.


Funeral Services will be 1:30 pm on Saturday, December 13 at New Hope Parish UMC, 706 Locust Street, Dumont, IA.  Visitation will be on Friday, December 12 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, 902 W Broadway, Dumont.


Rev. Tharpe served Delmar-Elwood-Charlotte; Ainsworth Union (UM-UP); Olin, First-St. Paul's; Dumont and Macedonia-Henderson (Wheeler Grove UCC Yoke).  He retired in 2000.


Survivors include Rev. Tharpe, Dumont, IA and daughters:  Karil Carr of Bryant, IA; Kelly Oppelt of Denver, IA; Karla Shea of Waverly, IA and Krista Wilson of Bryant, IA.


Memorial contributions to the Dumont Center or American Cancer Society (Ovarian Cancer Division).


Bishop Trimble and the Cabinet –December 11, 2008