Monday, May 4, 2009

Harmon, Elizabeth R. (Betty): Pegged out...

From Post Crescent.com:

Elizabeth Harmon passed away from cancer at the age of 89 at her daughter's home in Neenah on Monday, April 27, 2009, and into the arms of her loving Savior. Betty was born on Nov. 18, 1919, to Andrew and Rose (Bauman) Kestly. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, Class of 1937. Betty married Kenneth Harmon on Nov. 26, 1949, and they spent 58 wonderful years together before Ken passed away on March 7, 2008.

Betty is survived by daughters, Lorrie Bennett, Neenah; Denise Pollack, Phoenix, Ariz.; grandson, Stephen Bennett; and granddaughter, Hannah Bennett; brother, Charles Kestly, Manitowoc; sister-in-law, Elaine Kestly, Manitowoc; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Karroll and Annie Harmon, Markesan.

Betty worked for years as a secretary, both in Milwaukee and Glen Ellyn, Ill., before retiring to Markesan, Wis. Her life was devoted to Ken and her family. She was an excellent cook and for years enjoyed making their famous Chinese Easter dinner with Ken. Betty and Ken spent many hours playing cribbage together. Betty had many nieces, nephews and friends whom she loved dearly.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her son, Stephen; son-in-law, James Bennett; her friend and grandmother to Stephen and Hannah, Marilyn Bennett. Betty was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Andrew, George, LeRoy and Jack Kestly; and three sisters, Josephine McGlynn, Lorraine Sullivan and Marie Rathsack.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2009, at The Vine Christian Fellowship, 3395 W. College Avenue, Appleton, [920-560-5244]. The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2009, until the time of the memorial service at 11:30 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice staff at Theda-Care at Home.


Funeral Home

Menasha 920-722-8252

Light a candle in

memory of Elizabeth at:



Original article here.

No comments: