Sharon Deever

February 15, 1944 ‒ February 10, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

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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  • I am so very sad to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was my first cousin ( her father, Ray Harvey and my mother Nancy McKee we’re siblings). I will remember many fun times in the 50’s and 60’s at extended family holiday dinners. Her family is in my prayers.

  • Sharon was my first cousin as her father, Ray Harvey, and my mother, Nancy Harvey McKee, were siblings. When we were young and living in close proximity, our extended families often gathered for holiday dinners and all the many cousins had fun playing with each other. We both became teachers…a common bond. I know Sharon will be missed by her family, friends, and community.

  • So sad to hear of Sharon’s passing. My parents George and Maryann sure loved their visits from Dan and Sharon. Although we lived in Maryland when I was young, my sisters and I always looked forward to our summer Ohio visits with our cousins. Sharon and I shared our love of teaching home economics.

  • Sharon and I were first cousins. Her father Ray and my father were brothers. I have many good memories spending time visiting her growing up in Edison. We always enjoyed our Harvey dinners and later in life we occasionally saw each other. Dan, Scott and Amy we are so sorry for your loss and praying God will give you comfort during this difficult time. Ed & Janice Mast

  • Dan & Family, So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. We have lots of good memories from the “old days”. Praying you feel God’s comfort in the coming days.

  • I am so sad to see the passing of Sharon, but I know where she resides in peace. Sharon was so VERY kind to everyone at church and she so touched my deceased Mother’s heart. My Mom mentioned her often and how she appreciated her kindness. My prayers of comfort go to Dan and the family.

  • Dan, Scott, and Amy, I am so glad I was able to help as a special friend this past year as Sharon went through so much difficulty in treatment for cancer, and then so much sickness these past few months, having known your family so long as Madison parents with us and just as friends through the years. What comfort to know Sharon is with God now, and no more suffering exist. I am 15 minutes away, so let’s keep in touch, and God bless your family in the months to come.
    Doug and Kathy Mullins

  • Dan, Amy, and Scott, We will always have fond memories of Sharon. She will be missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Love Mike and Roxie

  • Sympathy to Sharon’s family. I remember Sharon as being a kind, gentle soul, being a classmate at Mt Gilead High. Good memories of our school days. Thoughts and comfort to the family .

    Sincerely, Bonnie Dilsaver Brannon

  • So sorry to hear of Mrs deevers passing she was my home ec teacher in middle school I loved her and everything about her she taught me so much she will be very well missed and loved by all who knew her prayers to her family

  • Dan and family
    I got to know Sharon during my 10 years of volunteering at the “Ren”. Sharon was fun to work with and always had a smile on her face. Dan and I shared stories about Ashland High School when my sister, Connie DiOnne, attended the same school.
    Linda’s faith in God anchored her in all of her daily activities. We will meet again in God’s Heavenly Kingdom

    Glenn and Mary Ann Darling

  • My condolences to the Deever family. I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sharon. I enjoyed working with Sharon and Dan at Meijer and loved that she worked at the Mansfield City Schools where I would happily teach for six years. I always enjoyed running into Sharon and Dan at the Renaissance Theater. They are two wonderful people.

  • Dan and family,

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Sharon. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

    We are very sorry for your loss.

    Bob and Terri Roesch

  • Dan and family,
    So sorry to read about Sharon’s passing. I remember teaching with her at Simpson Middle School for over 25 years. She was so helpful in her home economics class teaching me how to sew an apron to use in wood shop that I am still using ! Thinking of you.

  • Dear Dan, Scott, and Amy,
    So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Thinking of you all and your families. Just learned recently of her illness. Lots of good memories from our childhood in Edison.

  • Dear Dan, Scott, and Amy,
    So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Thinking of you all and your families. Just learned recently of her illness. Lots of good memories from our childhood in Edison.

  • Dan, so sorry for your loss. I always so enjoyed working with you and Sharon at the Renaissance. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Marcia Felton

  • Dan, Scott, and Amy We’re so sorry to hear about the passing of Sharon. May God give your family comfort knowing that she’s at peace. We know that God’s arms are surrounding her. Sharon had a beautiful and caring heart….She will be greatly missed.
    Your in our prayers,. Jeff and Nancy Schag

  • So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. It was a pleasure working with her a few years at Simpson, and my daughter enjoyed her sewing class. She will be remembered fondly.

  • Dear Dan and family, Jim and I send our sincere condolences. Jim fondly remembers teaching with the two of you at John Simpson prior to our move to Las Vegas. Though retired too, he continues to teach in the MCS. Our thoughts and prayers to you at this time. Jill & Jim Battisti

  • Our sincere condolences for your loss
    God Bless the Deevers are in our prayers.
    Bob and Colleen Smith

  • We were so sad to hear of the loss of Sharon our deepest sympathy. Sending prayers and strength during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.. from Rod & Mel Schag

  • Dan & family
    You may not remember me, but I grew up across the street from Ray &
    Catherine and I remember many fun times in their basement with you and Sharon, quite often making candles. You guys always included me in many of your activities and I have many fond memories. Know that you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord and your memories help lift you all .
    Becky Gattshall

  • Dan, Amy, and Scott, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dan, we were so happy to get to visit with you and Sharon when we were in Mansfield last October. Sharon was a very special lady, and will be missed by all who knew her. Heaven has gain a true gem.🙏🏻❤️

    Love,
    Darren and Pam

  • TO THE DEEVER FAMILY,

    SHARON WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON AND I ENJOYED WORKING WITH HER
    AND HER HUSBAND AT JOHN SIMPSON . WE HAD A GREAT TIME.
    GOD BLESS YOU DAN AND FAMILY, MAKE GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH AND PEACE. SHE IS IN HEAVEN REJOICING WITH THE LORD.

  • I had Mrs. Deever at Madison for home ec I am so sorry of her passing she was a very sweet patient person with me God-bless the family at this time. Alice Wellborn Graves

  • Thoughts and prayers to the family. May you find strength through your faith, comfort through your family & friends, and joy from your love and memories. I knew Dan and Sharon through the theatre. Diane Smith