She was born in Parsons on Feb. 11, 1927, to William and Maude (Carter) Sharp. She grew up and attended school in Parsons. In Parsons, she helped in her family business, which was a service station.
She lived in California before settling in Garden City in 1950. She had a newspaper distribution route for the Wichita, Hutchinson, Denver and USA Today newspapers for 19 years.
On Oct. 9, 1943, she married Lee Tresner in Parsons. He died on Oct. 28, 1984.
Mrs. Tresner was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Garden City. She was a devout Catholic and an avid KU fan. She loved quilting and embroidering and made quilts for all of her children. She cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Leon and Kathy Tresner of Pratt, Lee Jr. and Mary Tresner of Nacogdoches, Texas, Leslie and Susan Tresner of Cimarron and LeWayne and Becky Tresner of Pratt; four daughters and their husbands, Nonalea Tresner of Garden City, Noralee and Philip Bertholf of Dodge City, Normalee and Jim White of Campobello, S.C., and Natalie Tresner of Scott City; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a brother, J.D. Sharp of Fort Worth, Texas.
Preceding her in death was a son, Leland Tresner; two brothers; and two sisters.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Virginia Shelden and Andrew Newsome, who have helped provide much care for her in recent months.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Parsons. Friends may call at Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons at their convenience after noon today.
Memorials are suggested to either St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Garden City or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons and may be sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.