Rev. George Tharp
February 4, 2021
Reverend George Tharp, age 87, passed away on January 26, 2021 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.
A funeral service was held at Franklin Junior High in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, February 2. Burial followed the service at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.
George was born to Thomas and Mamie (Shanes) Tharp on September 3, 1933 in Hohenwald. He grew up living in many of the surrounding towns, but Hohenwald was always home. He was baptized in the Buffalo River in 1948 and three years later graduated from Lewis County High School (1951).
He left Hohenwald in the fall of 1951 fo...