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Sharon Ganslen '07 January 26, 2021 11:25 AM updated: January 26, 2021 11:49 AM

Sharon Marie (Hart) Ganslen
March 27, 1948 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 72)

Sharon Marie Ganslen (Hart), age 72, died peacefully at her home in Harker Heights, Texas on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, surrounded by her husband and children.

Sharon was born in Canton, Ohio on March 27, 1948 to R. Dana and Gertrude Hart.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, R. Dana and Gertrude Hart, and her brother, Christopher Hart.

Sharon graduated from Notre Dame College of South Euclid, Ohio in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Further studies include a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University in 1988; a Developmental Education Specialist Certification from The Kellogg Institute, Appalachian State University in 1997; and a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University in 2007.

She began her teaching career with the North Ridgeville, Ohio City Schools in September 1970 teaching 8th Grade English. Sharon went on to teach in Pennsylvania parochial schools; Fort Benning, GA; Fort Eustis, VA; Temple University (European Division); Big Bend Community College (Europe); Indiana parochial schools; Killeen Independent School District (KISD); Killeen, TX; 20 years at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX; and, 5 years at several Central Texas College campuses. Sharon retired from teaching in 2015 after 51 years of service to her profession.

Sharon is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Gregory Ganslen; her son John Ganslen; daughter Maureen “Meg” Brockway; grandchildren Ashley Dismore (Corey) and Alyssia Taylor; brother, Dana; brother Delbert (Carolyn); brother Ralph (Sue); and sister, Margaret (Richard). She is also survived by three great-grandchildren and several generations of nieces and nephews.

Sharon lived a long, happy, and successful life and will be lovingly missed.

February 4, 2021 Heritage Park Funeral Home 425 E Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights, TX 76548 Visitation 6 – 8 pm (Recitation of Rosary 7pm)

February 5, 2021 St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church Funeral Mass 11:00pm with burial to follow 1:00 PM at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

Memories can be shared online at:

Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home
425 E. Central Texas Expy
Harker Heights, TX 76548

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home
425 E. Central Texas Expy
Harker Heights, TX 76548

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:00 AM
St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church
1000 FM 2410
Harker Heights, TX 76548

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery (Killeen, Texas)

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