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Wilma “Jean” Findley Harmon, 92, Nashville, Indiana, passed away April 19, 2015, in Nashville.. She was born in Brown County Sept. 16, 1922, the daughter of Wendell and Doris (Richardson) Findley. She was the 1940 salutatorian of Union High School in Johnson County. Jean graduated in 1943 from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Indianapolis, as a registered nurse. She married Wendell Garner Fleener in 1950 and Ivan Robert “Bob” Harmon in 1970.. Jean began her career as a surgical nurse at Methodist Hospital and continued as head nurse of obstetrics at Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Franklin. While there, Jean helped found the Gray Ladies volunteers. She was administrator of two nursing homes and retired as head nurse at IUPUI Student Health. After moving to Brown County, she was a real estate agent with Abe Martin and Village realties.. Jean was active as a member of Nashville Christian Church since 1976, lifelong member of Johnson County Home Economics Club, founder of 49ers Club, and member of The Traveling 10. She was named Woman of the Year 1988 for Brown County Business and Professional Women. Jean volunteered for local Red Cross blood drives and fundraising activities of the local Lions Club and Brown County Volunteer Fire Department. She loved hunting mushrooms, making candy (especially peanut brittle), playing cards and gardening.. Jean is survived by her children, Kathy Fleener LeValley (Mark), Dallas, Texas, Keith Fleener, Nashville, Kent Fleener (Sandra), Black Mountain, North Carolina, and stepchildren, Tom Harmon (Susan), Zionsville, and Kathy Harmon, Whitestown; her grandchildren, Zachery Fleener (Terri), South Lyon, Michigan, Clayton Fleener, Indianapolis, Marshall and Wendi Fleener, North Carolina; her stepgrandchildren, Christian and Collin Harmon-Hodge, Indianapolis, Kelsey and Andrew Williamson, Zionsville, Brant Harmon (Sara), Bangkok, Thailand, Alica Blattner (Eric), Prattville, Alabama, Amanda Boggess (Cory), Whitestown, Amy Harmon (Bryan Wood), Lebanon, and John “Andrew” Harmon, Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Eli and Emerson Fleener, Avery, Delynn and Lydia Harmon, Addi, Alexis and Drake Blattner, Caden Boggess, and Oliver Wood; her siblings, Merrarose Findley Mosburg (Mike), Bargersville, Dewey Findley (Kay), Franklin, Norman Findley (Martha Ann), Bargersville; and sister-in-law, Betty Gregory, Zionsville.. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ivan Robert Harmon; and brothers, William Findley, Roger Findley and Oral Keith Findley.. Jean's funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Nashville Christian Church, with Tim Bond officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.. Memorial contributions may be made to Nashville Christian Church, P.O. Box 248, Nashville, IN 47448; Brown County Humane Society, P. O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448; or a charity of the donor’s choice.. On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.com
Published on  April 24, 2015
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