Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gladys I. Harmeson (June 29, 2010)

Gladys I. Harmeson, 96, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday evening, June 29, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born in Darke County on December 17, 1913, daughter of the late Albert and Cora (Skeggs) Kaffenberger. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step mother, Maacha Kaffenberger; a sister, Myrtle Bennett; and brothers, Harry, James, Clyde and Robert Kaffenberger.

A homemaker, Gladys was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ft. Recovery.

She is survived by her husband of 77 years, W. Kennon Harmeson; a daughter, Shirley (Don) Slyder of Ansonia; a son, James (Sue) Harmeson of Rossburg; grandchildren, James Slyder, Thomas (Kathy) Slyder, Lynn (Kent) James, Kimberly (Jeff Wieser) Harmeson, Jeff Harmeson, Jason (Dannette) Harmeson and Justin (Tara) Harmeson; 12 great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to give their deepest thanks to her special caregivers, Shirley Lavy, Charlotte Cline and the staff at the Brethren Retirement Community.

Services will be held Saturday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ft. Recovery with Pastors Chuck Boomhower and Paul Young co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill Cemetery near Ft. Recovery.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Friday from 5-7 p.m. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Brethren Retirement Community - Resident Aid Fund or State of the Heart Hospice.