Susan Sharpe, 59, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 4:03 p.m. at her home.
Mrs. Sharpe owned Canine Companion for more than 12 years and had patents for two animal products, Quiet Dog and The Anxiety Wrap. She was a certified service dog and therapy dog trainer and wrote columns on animal behavior for several publications. She owned and operated Oak Lanes from 1983 to 1998.
She graduated in 1972 from Huntington North High School. She attended the Huntington Church of the Brethren for many years and was a member of the SPCA animal rescue organization.
She was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Wabash County to Donald and Wanda Morford Dreyer. Her parents survive in Huntington. She married Ronald Sharpe on Nov. 23, 1977, in St. Charles, MO. Her husband survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Sheena (Josh) Wood, of Jefferson, OH; a son, Justin (Marisol) Sharpe, of Fort Wayne; three stepsons, Jon (Susan) Sharpe, Jeffrey (Glenna) Sharpe and James (Kerry) Sharpe, all of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter, Jeanne Cook, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Steve (Roberta) Dreyer, of Fort Wayne; a sister, Gail (Carroll) Kelley, of McCordsville; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.
Calling is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service, at the Huntington Church of the Brethren, 306 E. Washington St., Huntington. Rev. Tim Troyer and Rev. Josh Wood will officiate. Entombment will be at the Greenlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Wayne.
Memorial gifts may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or an animal shelter of the donor's choice in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary.
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