Archive for Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Obituary: France Anna Harker


April 16, 2003

Services for Frances Anna Harker, 99, McLouth, were Monday at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial was in McLouth Cemetery.

Mrs. Harker died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Dec. 20, 1903, in the Springdale community, the daughter of Albert Otha and Serena Alice "Dollie" (Trackwell) Courtney. She was a lifelong resident of the McLouth and Leavenworth County areas.

Mrs. Harker worked for many years as a nurse's assistant for Dr. Robert R. Snook in McLouth. She also worked as a nurse's aide at Joplin Nursing Home in McLouth and had worked at the Hercules Powder and Ordnance plant in De Soto for five years. She also was a homemaker.

Mrs. Harker was a member of First Baptist Church of McLouth and was the last surviving member of Friendship Circle Club in Springdale.

On March 22, 1922, she married Harry Milton Harker in Leavenworth. He died April 13, 1966.

Survivors include a son, Carroll D. Harker, McLouth, a daughter, Maxine V. Ready, Oskaloosa; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of McLouth or American Heart Association, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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