Sharon Pauline (Henning) LaPlante, 63, of Mexico Beach passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Covenant Hospice in Panama City.
She was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Jersey City, NJ. Sharon graduated from Weehawken High School in Weehawken, NJ. She married Robert LaPlante on Aug. 6, 1995 in Mexico Beach.
Sharon enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in March of 1975. She spent the next 20 years assigned to various bases throughout the world. She retired in March of 1995 while she was stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base. Sharon was a life member of the VFW Post 10069 of Port St. Joe. She was the first female to be voted in as Commander of a VFW post in the district, where she proudly served for two years.
Survivors include her husband, Robert, of Mexico Beach; brother, John Henning, of Deltona; sister, Edie Everette Colon, of North Brunswick, NJ; and two nephews, Wyatt Bibber and David Everett, both of New Jersey.
Sharon’s wishes were for no services to be performed and for her body to be cremated wish her ashes to be spread in the Gulf of Mexico at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, cards and donations may be sent to Robert LaPlante at PO Box 13530 in Mexico Beach, 32530.
A special thanks goes out to Covenant Hospice of Panama City and VFW post 10069 of Port St. Joe.