|Phyllis Jeanne Zimmerman Scharp
Frederick N. Rasmussen Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun
Phyllis J. Scharp
Phyllis J. Scharp, a retired registered
nurse who was active in her church, died
from Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday at
Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former
Lutherville resident was 91.
Phyllis Jeanne Zimmerman was born in
Washington and raised in Chevy Chase, the daughter of Spencer George Henry
Zimmerman, an attorney, and Minne Gertrude Haberkorn, a homemaker.
After graduating in 1945 from Woodrow Wilson High School, she received her nursing
degree in 1950 from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
In 1952, she married Charles B. Scharp, a mechanical engineer.
During her career as a nurse, she served at what is now the University of Maryland St.
Joseph Medical Center, Villa Maria and Manor Care Towson, where she retired in 1993.
Mrs. Scharp had been a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Wiltondale for 64 years.
She taught Sunday school there, chaired the Christian Education Committee during the
1970s and was a member of the Altar Guild, parish nursing, women’s circle and quilting
Her husband died in 2001.
The former longtime resident of Newport Place in Lutherville lived the past decade at Oak
Crest Village. She enjoyed bridge, and liked traveling to Europe, Hawaii and national parks.
She also was an inveterate gardener and liked to cross stitch.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at her church, 7601 York Road.
She is survived by a son, Craig Scharp of Thurmont; two daughters, Carole Cover of Fallston
and Caron Ward of Charlotteville, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.