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Obituary: Thelma Marthena Harmon, North Vernon

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Thelma Marthena Harmon, 88, of North Vernon, Indiana, passed away at 4:50 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2012, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour, Indiana.

Mrs. Harmon was born June 6, 1924, in Richmond, Indiana, the daughter of Charles E. and Mary A. Mitchell Woodson. She married William D. Harmon February 21, 1944, in Richmond, Indiana. He preceded her in death October 18, 1989.

Mrs. Harmon worked in the Rehab Therapy Department at the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in Butlerville, Indiana, retiring after 18 years. She was a 1943 graduate of Morton High School in Richmond, Indiana, and attended Indiana Business College for two years. She was a member of Second United Methodist Church in North Vernon, Indiana, International Carnival Glass Association, Heart of America Carnival Glass Association, Lincoln Land Carnival Glass Association, American Carnival Glass Association and  Hoosier Carnival Glass Association where she had served as secretary of the association. She enjoyed antiquing, crocheting, flower decorating and participating in the Senior craft class in North Vernon, Indiana.

She is survived by her four children, Jacqueline (Bob) Young and Jeanne Harmon, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tom (Mary) Harmon of Columbus, Indiana, and Billy (Linda) Harmon of North Vernon, Indiana; three sisters, Ardelia Hawkins of Richmond, Indiana, Mary Francis (Wayne) Barksdale of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Barbara Henderson of Richmond, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Sally (Richard) Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio, Melanie Young of West Chester, Ohio, Benet (Christal) Downing of Columbus, Indiana, Jamie McGill of Chicago, Illinois, Marja Harmon and Chasten Harmon, both of New York, New York, Willie (Emily) Harmon of Scipio, Indiana, and Ebony Harmon of Louisville, Kentucky; nine great-grandchildren, Vanessa Moore and Miles Moore, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Andrew Tempest, Tatum Downing and Isaac Downing, all of Columbus, Indiana, Hailee Harmon of North Vernon, Indiana, Charlee Harmon and Khylee Harmon, both of Louisville, Kentucky, and Camille Harmon of Scipio, Indiana .

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four sisters, Alice Luney, Evelyn Taylor, Pauline Howard and Juanita Buirst.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon Friday, December 14, 2012, at First Baptist Church in North Vernon, Indiana, with the Rev. Russell Ellery officiating. Friends may call at the church Friday, December 14, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, Indiana.

Memorials may be made through Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to Second United Methodist Church.

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