Shirley J. Harnish

Location - Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, Indiana | Posted - Thursday 12 October 2017 - 13:18:20

Mrs. Shirley J. Harnish, 81, passed away at 8:32am Tuesday, October 11, 2017 at Heritage Pointe, Warren, IN with her family around her.  Shirley was born in Keystone,  IN on Monday, December 30, 1935 to James E. Lockwood and Esther E. Addington Lockwood.  She married Wayne L. Harnish on July 21, 1954, in Poneto, IN. Wayne passed away February 8, 2013.  

Shirley graduated from Bluffton High School class of 1954, She then attended Huntington College for two years. Shirley retired from Taylor University, Upland, IN. after 8 years of full time service as a secretary in the Registrar's office.  She served on the Van Buren town council from 1992 to 1996 and was a former member of the Circle "G" saddle Club, she was also a member of the Central Christian Church of Van Buren, where she served as a Deacon for several years, and long time PHBA member.   Her beloved family meant so much to her. She enjoyed their visits and having family meals.  Holidays were a wonderful time.  She and her late husband had a great close family. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: Sons-Brent (Julie) Harnish of South Bend, IN., Brian (Cindy) Harnish of Walkerton, IN, Daughters- Jennifer Southers of Marion, IN, Jean (Victor) Brady of Beaver Creek, OH, Jill (Dennis) Huston of Marion, IN,  and Judi (Kirk) Kitts of Elwood, IN, Grandchildren- Heather (Billy) Springer, Troy (Jennifer) Harnish, Jaclyn (Matt)Wheeler, Dustin Harnish, Jeff (Heather) Brady , Jonathan (Laurén) Brady, Tyler (Christine) Brady, Megan (Dana) Kilner, Amiee (Jordan) Ingram, Katie Huston, Olivia (Jacob) Bright, Faith Kitts, Hope Kitts and 9 Great-Grandchildren, Sister-in-law Karen Harnish of Sun Lake, AZ and one Brother: Don (Marlene) Lockwood of Delaware, OH.

Shirley was preceded in death by her Mother and Father as well as her husband: Wayne L. Harnish, her in-laws, Gerald & Alice Harnish, brother-in-laws, Dale & Jerry Harnish and son-in-law, Denny Southers.

A service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Van Buren Central Christian Church, 102 south 1st St. Van Buren with  Rev. Victor Brady and Rev Jeffrey Brady officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery, Wells County, IN.

Family and Friends may gather to share and remember on Saturday before the service from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Van Buren Central Christian Church.
Preferred memorials may be made to the Van Buren Central Christian Church.

Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home is in charge of the Arrangements.