Details for Claudette Tharp
Claudette M. Tharp, 82, of The Villages, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at Seranades Memory Care. Mrs. Tharp was born November 25, 1936 in Verona, PA to Raymond and Martha (Shaw) Mitchell. She earned her BS in Home Economics from Penn State University. Following extensive traveling, she moved from Exton, PA to The Villages in 2000. Claudette was retired from the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections and a member of the Open Bible Lutheran Church. Claudette loved arranging flowers, gardening and reading. She always had fresh flowers she arranged in her home adding her touch and love. Survivors include her loving husband, Doug, whom she married 62 years ago in December; children, Catherine Stevens of Hanover, PA, Ben Tharp of Winter Garden, FL, Bruce Tharp (Stephanie) of Ann Arbor, MI and Elizabeth Davis of Audubon, PA; sister, Lavonne Maringoni (Roy) of Pittsburgh, PA and 8 grandchildren. Claudette's family and friends will celebrate her life with a gathering from 10:00am and service at 11:00am, Monday, June 17, 2019 in the Open Bible Lutheran Church, Oxford. Interment will be 2:00pm in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell following a luncheon at Open Bible.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Open Bible Lutheran Church, 4671 Bellwether Lane, Oxford, FL 34484. On-line condolences may be shared by visiting
www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood, FL.