Memorial services for Kristi L. (Crane) Sharp, 63, of Tulsa, OK, were held Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel in Mannford, OK. Reverend Clayton Paslay officiated. Honorary casket bearers were Tim Crane, David Crane, and Tom Coyle.
Kristi was born June 23, 1957 in Tulsa, OK, to Gerald Vance and Margaret Louise (Barton) Crane. She passed away June 18, 2021 in Tulsa, OK.
She was one of three children who were raised in Mannford and attended Mannford schools. Kristi graduated from Mannford High School in 1975 and was proud to be a Mannford Pirate. She also attended the First Baptist Church in Mannford and recently received a plaque for being a member for 50 years. After graduating high school, Kristi went to work for Guaranty Abstract in Tulsa. She also for worked for Tulsa Federal Credit Union and Catherine’s Clothing. In 1982, Kristi married Guy Sharp and continued to reside in Mannford. On January 2, 1986, she gave birth to the joy of her life, Vance Sharp. Being her only child and the first grandchild says it all. Kristi later moved to Bartlesville and worked for the Social Security Administration. In 1992, Kristi moved back to Mannford, where she resided until she was admitted to the Tulsa Nursing Center. Kristi also went back to school, attended Tulsa Junior College and earned an Associate Degree. Kristi enjoyed sports in Mannford and would often attend games. She also enjoyed following the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Orange was one of her favorite colors! Vance also became an OSU fan and there was an ongoing feud between he and his mother about a very worn, dirty, unable to repair, OSU doll getting thrown away. Vance remembers his mom saying, “You will hold throwing away that worn out OSU doll against me till I go to my grave.” His response was, “Yes.” She was so proud when Vance graduated from Oklahoma State University.
She is survived by her son, Vance Sharp of Mannford; brothers, David Crane of Oklahoma City and Tim Crane of Mannford; niece, Cydney Gore and husband, Michael of Guthrie; nephew, Jacob Crane of Oklahoma City; great-nieces, Celeste Lopez and Briella Gore of Guthrie; and many other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Louise Crane.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
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