Sharon Jon Vause Staton, 77, died peacefully Sunday morning, February 16, 2020, at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, Florida, with her sister and a daughter by her side.
Sharon was born January 26, 1943, in Wewahitchka, Florida, to Cloyce Oleson and Eldred Beulah Raker Vause. The family moved to Tallahassee and in 1959 she met and married Nels Gordon Nelson. By 1961 they had two children, Richard Lee and Carolynn Denise and then moved to Tampa. In 1962 their third child, Deborah Anne, was born, but soon afterward, Sharon and Gordon divorced.
Being a single mother, she worked very hard to support her young children. She took a job at a gift shop at the Tampa International Airport. While there she met Glenn Holmes Glover. They married in 1965, Glenn adopted Sharon’s three children and changed their last name to Glover. Sharon and Glenn added a fourth child to the family, Barbara Jean. Glenn and Sharon divorced in 1973.
She continued working to take care of her young family. At Maas Brothers department store she was a floater. At night she did phone solicitation from home for a light bulb company. All the while, she made her own clothes. Her supervisor at Maas Brothers commented on her nice work and they began to pay her extra to make clothes for the store mannequins. She relocated to Orlando and began a new career in the moving & storage industry.
Sharon married Reece Harold Staton in Orlando, Florida, in 1975 and worked with him, as the office manager for his truck refrigeration business. When he retired, they moved to Brooksville. She continued working for a moving company and after 25 years retired, eventually settling in Clermont. Reece passed away in 1995.
Sharon was especially proud of all her children, stepchildren and their spouses and each and every one of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She stressed every Christmas to make sure she had bought or made something for as many of them as she had time and funds to do. She was such a giving person. If you needed a nickel, she’d give you a dime; doing without if necessary to help someone in need.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reece; her sister, Mavis Faye Vause LeClaire; her granddaughter Angelina Marie Ayala; and her fiancé, Mark Powell.
She is survived by her son, Richard Glover; daughters, Denise Flint (Rich), Debbie Allison (Peter) and Barbie Bright (Lloyd); stepdaughters Carol Goodwin, Terre Rivera and Gay Gordon; sister, Hazel Vause Forney; brother, J. Lee Vause, Sr.; stepbrother, Richard LaHayne; and stepsisters Sandy Wohl and Annette Carpenter. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are many and were so very loved by her, their “Memi” .
A memorial service was held on March 14, 2020, attended by many family and friends. During the service, by her request, her four children scattered her ashes into her beloved Mud River. Guests then dropped orchid petals to follow her peacefully out to the Gulf of Mexico.