SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Darlee Jackson, 86, of Sharon, passed away Monday afternoon, October 10, 2022, in Clepper Manor, Sharon. 

Mrs. Jackson was born on December 4, 1935, in Sharon, a daughter of the late John and Anne (Galbreath) May.

She was a 1953 graduate of Sharon High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

She enjoyed a 30-year career as an English teacher from 1962 until 1992 at Sharpsville High School. At the school, she also served as the yearbook advisor. Darlee was a member of the Local chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an education honorary and Prospect Heights Literary Group.

Darlee was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon, where she wrote the church history, chaired the Directory Committee, and served on the Hospitality Committee for the Diocesan Convention.

On December 29, 1956, Darlee married her high school sweetheart, John Jackson.

She is survived by three children, Shelley Jackson and Jeff (Laura) Jackson, all of Hermitage and Greg (Karyn) Jackson of Ventura, California; four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Thomas, Sarah and Gaby; a sister, Beth Taylor and her lifelong and childhood friend, Erma Davies, both of Hermitage.

In addition to her parents, Darlee was preceded in death by her husband, John and two brothers, David and Jon May.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 226 West State Street, Sharon, PA 16146.

Calling hours will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. 

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2022 in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon, with Rev. Dr. Adam Trambley, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage. 

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

A television tribute will air Thursday, October 13 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.