Betty J. Harshman, 83, lifelong resident of the Neodesha and Altoona areas, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at Via Christi St. Joseph Medical Center, Wichita.
She was born June 27, 1925, in Neodesha to John and Erma “Tiny” Hallbauer Schoonover.
She married Charles N. Harshman on Oct. 7, 1945, at the Methodist Church in Altoona. He died June 3, 1982.
She was employed in several local restaurants, including the Main Street Restaurant in Altoona.
She was a member of Verdigris Valley Christian Fellowship.
Survivors include three children, Charles “Chuck” Harshman Jr. and Stacy Raymond, both of Altoona, and Linda Fuller, Neodesha; three sisters, Mary Ann Dannels and Sheila Kaufman, both of Neodesha, and Theda DeVoe, Fredonia; a brother, Duane Schoonover, Braman, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Arlene Busick, Lorene McKenzie and Barbara Reynolds; three brothers, Loren Schoonover, Melvern and Carl Schoonover; a grandson and a granddaughters.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Verdigris Valley Christian Fellowship, Altoona. Burial will be in the Altoona Cemetery under the direction of Timmons Funeral Home, Fredonia.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions to the Verdigris Valley Christian Fellowship and the Altoona Over 50 Center may be made in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 168, Fredonia, KS 66736.