2015-08-11 / Obituaries

Louise May (Darnell) Harmless, 93

Louise May (Darnell) Harmless, age 93, of New Winchester, passed away August 5, 2015 at the Villages of Avon. Louise was born March 4, 1922 in Putnam County to Robert E. and Hazel Agnes (Hartman) Daarnell. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Louise married Wilfred Wayne Harmless on April 15, 1940 and he preceded her in death two days after their 75th wedding anniversary on April 17, 2015. She was a happy mother, homemaker, farmer’s wife, as well as being a secretary for the Indiana State Police for 16 years, retiring in 1984. Louise was a member of the Whitestone Christian Church, the Groveland Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #330 (now associated with Greencastle), of which she served as Past Matron and long time Secretary of the chapter. She also served as a former Grand Representative.

Survivors include a son, William Wayne (Phyllis) Harmless, Groveland; a daughter, Jo Ellen (Ronald) Reed, New Winchester; adopted children, Danny (Carolyn) Fritzinger, Coatesville; 7 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; a step-sister; Neva Lokos, Chicago; a sister-in-law, Betty Harmless, Greencastle; and nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be given to the church at 8045 W. US Hwy Hwy 36, Coatesville, IN 46121.

A celebration of life service was held at the Whitestone Christian Church on Monday, August 10. Burial was in New Winchester Cemetery.

Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home Danville were entrusted with the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.weaverandrandolphfuneralhomes.com. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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