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Alta Mae Harmon, 93 years old, of Zionsville, passed away on Dec. 5, 2016. She was born on Aug. 27, 1923, in the family homestead in rural Lebanon, to the late parents of Otha and Lora (Parish) Padgett. She graduated from Kirklin High School in Boone County in 1941. Alta was a lifetime resident of Boone County; she was employed at Greenes Milo Market in Lebanon and Winklers during WWII making bomb shells.
Alta married the love of her life, James Harmon, on Dec. 28, 1951. She resided on the family farm working with her husband and raising their four children. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, food preservation, and love for reading the local newspapers daily, keeping up with current events. Alta love getting together with family for special dinners, which was her pride and joy.
Alta is survived by her children, Deborah J. Harmon of Zionsville, Ernest J. Harmon of Zionsville, Cheryl J. Allen (Michael) of Chesterfield, and William J. Harmon of Zionsville; grandchildren, Heather Stansel (Travis) of Texas, Jennifer Gershkoff (Brian) of Ohio, and Samuel Allen of Chesterfield; great-grandchildren, Lacy Stansel, Tristen Stansel, and Holden Stansel of Texas; sister, Imogene Moore (Robert) Bellevue, Ohio, and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband who passed away on Dec. 7, 1998, James Harmon; sisters, Crystal Green (Cleo), Lucille Hodges (Mark), Flora Moore (Paul), and Ilo Keeney (William); brother, Ivan Padgett (Julia), and a sister-in-law, Margaret Jorn (King).
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent Hospice and in honor of her husband to the Alzheimer's Association.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, with Funeral Service Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville 105 W. Pine St., Zionsville. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Please sign Alta's guestbook and share memories at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Published on December 7, 2016
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