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Sharon Kay Hart
February 6, 1939 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Sharon Kay HartSharon Kay (Wilson) Klein Hart, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 5, 2024, at her home in Banning. She was born on February 6, 1939, in Springfield, Illinois to Louis Edward and Bertha Louise (Hoffman) Wilson. She was the second oldest of five children. Sharon moved to Riverside, California in 1946 and attended Central (now Palm) and Longfellow Schools. While in Riverside, Sharon's father, Lou Wilson, ran several cleaning establishments including Sundance Cleaners at Central & Magnolia Avenues and Palm Cleaners on Kansas Avenue. She attended the Church of God on Magnolia Avenue and the Free Methodist Church on 7th Street (now Mission Inn Blvd.). In 1951, Sharon moved to Banning and then later graduated from Banning High School in 1957. She was the first runner up for Miss Banning in that same year.Shortly after high school graduation in 1957, Sharon married Warren Lee Klein. Together, they had three daughters, Bridget, Lisa, and Gina. They later divorced in 1991. In 1996, she married Julius (Bill) W. Hart of Cherry Valley, a brief marriage which lasted until his death from pancreatic cancer in 1999. After becoming widowed, Sharon went back to college, graduating in 2007 from Mount San Jacinto College with two associate degrees. She was one of two people chosen to give a graduation speech at the commencement ceremony.Sharon had an extremely strong work ethic and enjoyed every job she had over the course of her life. This began when she started babysitting at age 15 and then continued on while she was in high school, during which time she worked in the school cafeteria, as a bus girl at San Gorgonio Inn, and at Hal's Drug Store as a soda jerk. From 1957-1975, Sharon worked at Security Pacific National Bank, in both part-and full-time capacities. In 1975, she began working for McRae Realty as a real estate saleswoman and then later at Haskell Realty. In 1981, Sharon and Warren became real estate brokers and opened their own real estate office in the "little red caboose" on Ramsey Street in downtown Banning. She worked in real estate from 1975 until she retired in 1997. For a number of years, Sharon broadcasted a 30-minute radio program on a local radio station (KMET), "Wonderful Words of Life," in which she recited scripture and played western style Christian music. From 2001 to 2004, Sharon owned and operated Hart's Bible Bookstore on Ramsey Street in Banning. For several years, Sharon volunteered as a chaplain for San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.Sharon was a devout Christian, and her relationship with Christ was first and foremost in her life. As a result, she was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Banning where she taught Sunday School to children and adults of all ages and was involved in different forms of music ministry-leading children and adult choirs and singing solos and duets with her then husband, Warren.Sharon is predeceased by her parents, her little brother, Kenneth Douglas (8 yrs.), and her sister, Patricia Joy Jones (72 yrs.). She is survived by her two brothers, Phil Wilson of Florence, OR, Tom Wilson of Twentynine Palms, a niece, Laura Wilson, of Florence, OR, three daughters, Bridget (Patrick) Moorhead of Ramona, Lisa (Steve) Weeks, of Banning, and Gina (Bill) Gartner also of Banning. In addition, she leaves behind nine grandchildren-William, Alexander, and Ellarie Gartner, all of Banning, Brianna (Derik) Thoma of Gilbert, AZ, Blake Moorhead of Ramona, Jared Weeks of Riverside, Sarah Weeks of Ramona, and Jenna and Michael Weeks, both of Banning.A service will be held at Wiefels & Son Mortuary in Banning on Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 am. with burial to follow at San Gorgonio Memorial Park in Banning. Flowers may be sent to Wiefels & Son Mortuary in