Lillian Harding


Lillian B. Harding, 97, of Columbus, passed from this life at 10 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Harding was a homemaker and a member of Apostolic Hope Tabernacle Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Gary Dyer officiating. Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to time of service Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

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Lillian was born October 20, 1919, in Jackson County to Mike and Mae Baker Richardson.

She married, George Allman in 1932. He preceded her in death November 16, 1958.

She later married, Richard Lee Harding October 15, 1976. He preceded her in death January 17, 2009.

Survivors include her children, Ida Rothbauer, Roberta (Vernon) Phillips, Lois (Bob) Wetherald and Kay (Bill) Stigdon, all of Columbus, Tom (Betty) Harding of St. Louis and Felecia (Gary) Dyer of Seymour; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Hilderbrand of Seymour.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one brother; six sisters; and two grandchildren.