Barbara E. (Meese) Harmon

Born: Thu., May 25, 1933
Died: Wed., May 18, 2016


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., May 22, 2016
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sun., May 22, 2016
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Barbara E. Harmon, 82, Oblong, IL went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday May 18, 2016. She peacefully passed away surrounded by her family.

Barbara was born on May 25, 1933, in Oblong Township near Stoy, Illinois. She was the daughter of James Walter Meese and June Evelyn (Miller) Meese.  On April 26, 1953 she married the love of her life Jerry J. Harmon and he survives.

Barbara was a homemaker. She graduated from Robinson High School with the Class of 1951; she was also a member of the Oblong First Christian Church; a charter member and past president of Oblong Chapter KS  P.E.O. Sisterhood; an original member of the Oak Glen “Glenettes”. Barbara enjoyed playing golf, flower gardening, singing, cooking and baking.

She was an avid collector of Lenox China and Havilland China. Most of all, Barbara loved being “Nana” to her grands and her greats.

Barbara is survived by her husband Jerry J. Harmon of Oblong, IL; two sons and daughters-in-law Chad and Esther Harmon and Brad and Kim Harmon both of Oblong, IL; four grandchildren Tyler and Holly Harmon of Oblong, IL, Cole and Natasha Harmon of Mattoon, IL, L’erin and Adam Garner of Tipton, IN and Alex and Amanda Harmon of Safety Harbor, FL; six great-grandchildren Michael Cheek of Terre Haute, IN, Logan Richards of Oblong, IL, Ezra Harmon of Mattoon, IL, Ella Harmon of Oblong, IL, Sela Harmon of Mattoon, IL and Meiana Garner of Tipton, IN; two brothers and sisters-in-law James and Glendeth Meese of Avon Park, FL and LeRoy and Sue Meese  of Benson, AZ;  three sisters and two brothers-in-law Shirley and Jack Harmon of Alhambra, IL, Linda and Harold Frauli  and Sandy Meese all of Fulshear, TX; a special friend Jackie Graham as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Barbara in death were her parents and one sister Erma Martin.

Barbara’s family will celebrate her life on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the First Christian Church 206 North Range Street Oblong, IL   A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. At 3:00 PM all family and friends will celebrate Barbara’s heavenly homecoming with Bro. Dee Wolfe and Bro Phil Boyd leading. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to either the Oblong Music Boosters or Oblong Schools Academic Foundation. Envelopes will be at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Jody (Woods) Haynes
   Posted Fri May 20, 2016
Jerry & family, So, so sorry for your loss. Barbara will be missed by many....She was a kind, loving lady..Always had a smile to give. My thoughts and prayers be with you.


Lois Powden
   Posted Fri May 20, 2016
Jerry, So very sorry for your lose . The days and weeks will be long. But time heals a broken heart. God Bless, Lois & Wilbur "Wib" Powden

Robert D. & Amy Carter
   Posted Sun May 22, 2016
Harmon Family, sorry for your loss. Y'all are in our thoughts & prayers during this time.

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