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Sharon L. Harshberger, 67, in Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a long illness. She was born in Cheverly, Maryland, daughter of the late William C. and Anna Marie (Sanker) Allshouse.

Sharon married John G. Harshberger on November 18, 1978 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Surviving is her loving husband, John; one son, Jason Harshberger; and a daughter, Jackye Garman, both of Altoona; four grandchildren: Darrek, Katalena, Nicholas and Hunter; three brothers: Allen (Leslie) Allshouse of Middletown, Del., Gary (Cindy) Allshouse of Airville, Pa., and Scott Allshouse of Potomac, Maryland; three sisters: Karen (Michael) Williamson of Forest Hill, Maryland, Barbara Allshouse and Amy (Jason) Ebersole, both of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews.

She graduated in 1974 from Bishop Guilfoyle High School and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Sharon enjoyed making crafts and working the parish fish fry dinners. She ultimately enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

Friends will be received from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, in the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes with Father James Dugan, celebrant. Interment will be at the Blair Memorial Cemetery.

Condolences can be presented on or on the Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.

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