2015-04-21 / Obituaries

Wilfred Wayne Harmless, 94

Wilfred Wayne Harmless, age 94, of New Winchester, died Friday, April 17 at the Village of Avon. Wilfred was born February 7, 1921 in Putnam County to Alonzo and Flora V. (Lane) Harmless. He married Louise May Darnell on April 15, 1940, she survives.

He farmed almost all of his life and had driven a schoolbus for the New Winchester School for 12 years. After retiring from farming, he worked part time for John Deere at Greencastle. Wilfred’s memberships include the Whitestone Christian Church, a 50+ year member of the former Groveland Masonic Lodge #542, now Greencastle Masonic lodge #47 of which he served as Past Master, 50+ year member of the Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Valley, a 50+ year member of the Indianapolis Murat Shrine, and a 50+ year member of the former Groveland O.E.S.Chapter #330 of which he served as Part Worthy Patron.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, April 21 at the Whitestone Christian Church, located 7 miles west of Danville on US Highway 36, with visitation there from 10 am until time of service. Burial, New Winchester Cemetery.

Surviving with his wife of 75 years, Louise, are his children, William Wayne (Phyllis) Harmless-Groveland, Jo Ellen (Ronald) Reed-New Winchester, 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Betty Harmless - Greencastle, Neva Lokos - Chicago, several nieces and nephews, and a very special couple Danny and Carolyn Fritzinger - Coatesville.

Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Howard Harmless. Contributions may be given to the church at 8045 W. U.S. Highway 36, Coatesville, lN 46121. Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home Danville entrusted with the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.weaverandrandolphfuneralhomes.com.

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