Jackie L. Tharp, age 62, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away July 21, 2013.
She was born December 7, 1950 to William and Virge Appelman.
Jackie is survived by her husband, Paul Tharp of Chesterton; children,
Janice (Ed) Rodriguez of Westville, Ind., and Mike Harding of Chesterton;
twin sister, Gerry (Bob) Osberg of Blue Island, Ill.; and brothers, Nicholas
(Helen) Appelman of Portage, Ind., Michael (Linda) Appelman of Chesterton,
and Phillip Appelman of Porter, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Appelman.
Jackie formerly worked for Bethlehem Steel as a millwright and as a bus
driver for Duneland Schools. She was an artist and enjoyed doing stained
glass, hand tooled leather and woodworking among other crafts. She enjoyed
playing the guitar and was a huge John Lennon and Beatles fan. She was a
loving wife and mother and will be truly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at
3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will take place at a later date in Chesterton Cemetery.
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