Published On: Wed, Oct 19th, 2011

Obituary – Bette C. Tharp

INDIANOLA, Ind. — Bette C. Tharp, 82, died Oct. 4, 2011, at the Indianola Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral services were Oct. 8 at Peterson Funeral Home, Indianola, officiated by Rev. John W. Long.
Interment was in Indianola I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens.

Bette was born in Randolph, and lived in Des Moines before moving to Indianola. She was a long-time employee of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry and Agnes (Bernholtz) Ostendorf; husband, Frank Tharp Jr., in 1995; and three sisters, Irene Borst, Florence O’Brien and Leone McCann.
Bette’s survivors include, son and wife, Robert and Sandy Tharp; grandson and wife, Adam and Rachel Tharp; great-granddaughter, Isla; and sister-in-law, Geneva Caudill; along with numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa.