Betty (Boston) Harshman, Pendleton

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Betty (Boston) Harshman

Betty (Boston) Harshman, 92, passed away June 2, 2013, at Fall Creek Retirement Village. Betty Harshman was born to Fannie Fern and Earl William Boston on Sept. 6, 1920, on a farm in Pendleton.

She was raised a Pendleton farm girl who went to business school and finally retired as a successful Delco Remy administrative assistant. Once retired from Delco Remy, she and husband, Emery enjoyed their retirement. They enjoyed fishing from their cottage in Northern Indiana, traveling and living in Ocala, Fla. After her husband’s passing, she returned to her home town Pendleton.

Betty was involved for 50 years plus with the Order of the Eastern Star and served in their highest honor as Worthy Matron. She was an associate member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Mu Chapter in Pendleton. She was a lifelong member of Pendleton First United Methodist Church and also attended Family Life Community Church. In recent years she was a member of a bridge club and First United Methodist Women.

One common theme was that “Aunt Betty” was a warm and wonderful aunt and friend. She always wanted to know how you were doing and if she could be of any help.

She served as a wonderful example of compassion and love of family. Aunt Betty’s thoughtfulness, generosity and caring support will really be missed. Her legacy can be simply said “She was good to so many people”.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Lou Schmitz. In addition “Aunt Betty”, as she was known to many who knew her, had no children of her own but was loved by her nieces and nephews: John Stephenson, Ann Barkdull, Tom Stephenson, Nancy Campbell, Norma Gasparovic, Jama Snider, Mariam Curtiss, Sherry Dougherty, Lewis Harshman and Sandy Grooms; and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emery Harshman; and sister, Laura May Stephenson.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Lahm Chapel. Serviceswill be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton with Reverend David Ashmore officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park.

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