February 15, 1944 ‒ February 10, 2021
MANSFIELD: Sharon Rae (Harvey) Deever, age 76, peacefully passed away February 10, 2021, at her Mansfield home under the care of Avita Hospice and surrounded by her family. Sharon was born on February 15, 1944, in Galion, the daughter of Ray & Catherine (Douce) Harvey.
Sharon was raised in Edison but had been a resident of Mansfield since 1968. She graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1963. She earned her B.S. in Education for Vocational Home Economics from Ashland College in 1968. She taught in the Crestline Exempted, Madison Local High School, and in the Mansfield City School systems. Sharon retired in February of 1999 after 31 years of teaching.
Sharon was an active volunteer at the Johnny Appleseed Outdoor Theater for three years, and at the Renaissance Theater for 35 years. She was a lifetime member of the Ohio Middle School Association, NEA, and OEA during her teaching career. She also was a lifetime member of the Richland County Retired Teachers Association.
Sharon was an active member of the Grace Evangelical Free Church, where she sang with the praise team, helped with the kitchen committee, vacation Bible School, Free Church Women’s Ministries and Women of Grace.
On June 29, 1968, Sharon married Dan Allen Deever and they were blessed with 2 children: son Scott (Richelle) Deever of Springfield and daughter Amy Deever of Parma. Sharon was blessed with & dearly loved her 4 grandchildren: William Deever, Anna Deever, A.J. Kochera, and Joey Kochera. Sharon is also survived by a brother, Asa Harvey (Carol) of Kokomo, IN; sister-in-law Donna Hathaway (Peter) of Weston, CT; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Ray & Catherine Harvey, her parents-in-law Hencil and Betty Deever, and a sister-in-law Beth (Virg) Whims.
A memorial service celebration for Sharon will be held in11:00 AM Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Grace Evangelical Free Church (536 Kentucky Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44905) with Rev. Dennis Nezrick, Elder Morris Hill, and Rev. Jim Trainer officiating. Friends are invited to call the hour before the service. Sharon’s final resting place will be in Ashland Cemetery.
Donations in Sharon’s honor and memory to The Mansfield City School Scholarship Fund (856 W. Cook Rd, Mansfield, OH 44907), Grace Evangelical Free Church (536 Kentucky Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44905), or The Renaissance Theater (138 Park Ave W, Mansfield, OH 44902).
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Deever family. Share messages & memories online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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