Sharon Mangum Harper of East Palatka passed away on March 9, 2014, at her home following an extended illness. Born in Gainesville, Sharon graduated from Palatka High School in 1960, attended St. Johns River Community College and graduated from the University of Florida in 1964. Sharon taught business education for 34 years in St. Johns County and was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Palatka.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Evelyn "Pat" Mangum and a grandson, Harper Dean Stever.
Sharon is survived by her husband of 48 years, J. Daniel "Danny" Harper of East Palatka, two daughters, Elizabeth Kilgore (Harold) of Longwood and Laura Stever (Dean) of Sorrento; a brother, Wayne "Buddy" Mangum (Debbie) of Palatka; grandchildren, Harold Kilgore III, Daniel S. Kilgore, Payton P. Stever; an aunt Madge Mangum; nieces and nephews including Deirdre Harper Weiss (Doug), Anna Harper, Lori Hedge (Greg), Justin Shaw, Lauren Mangum Bailey (Jeff), Lesley Mangum Reese (Todd) and Patrick Mangum (Rebecca); cousins, Kelly Birmingham, Suzanne Tumlin , Melissa Rust, Bob Mangum, Martha Jean Carter, Lynn Harper, Steven Mangum, Sam Mangum, Gail Frazier, Patsy Saunders, Bill Saunders, Wesley Saunders, Peggy Saunders. and L.E. Mangum Jr.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James United Methodist Church with Pastor Don Hanna officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill West Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Sharon's Book of Memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com> .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home
307 South Palm Avenue Palatka, FL 32177
Published in St. Augustine Record from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014