Sharon Anthony, Class of 1968

Posted Jul 19, 2021

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Sharon Anthony ’68 died Dec. 25, 2020. She was born December 11, 1944 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Herbert Ray and Ruby Fern Anthony. Sharon earned her teaching degree at Otterbein where she played volleyball and softball and then went on to complete her master’s from Ashland University.

Sharon taught grades 4 and 6 at Newton Elementary School in the North Fork Local School District in Utica, Ohio. She was named Who’s Who Among American Teachers (selected by students) and earned awards for promoting academic success. After retiring in 1995 she studied at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Christian Education and became a Certified Lay Speaker. She then served in the church as a teacher and worship leader. She began the CE Harmonies and the Quartet traveled and sang together for nearly 20 years. She led and taught Bible study share groups, a true passion she not only held, but lovingly, freely and consistently shared. She loved attending Gospel concerts, playing card and board games, boating, camping, cruises and traveling, especially her trips to Israel. She coached and loved playing softball with the church and her family; with such a large family it was easy to get a team together. She would also attend Cincinnati Reds baseball games. Sharon left a mark in all of our lives and will be truly missed.
Along with her parents, she was proceeded in death by her sister, Doris Ann Wortman; brother, Wayne Eugene Anthony; six in-laws, and six nieces/nephews.
She is survived by her brothers, Bob Anthony, Herbert Anthony, Jr.; sister, Betty Eifinger, Phyllis (Craig) Hindman; and brother, Kenny Anthony; 17 nieces/nephews; 37 great nieces/nephews; 39 great- great nieces/nephews and counting.