|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1917|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 2007|
Mae Bell Harmon was born June 20, 1917 in the Bloodland community of Pulaski County, Missouri. Mae was one of 15 children born to the union of the late Absalom and Mary Matilda (Adams) Brown.
On April 10, 1933, Mae was united in marriage with Virgil Roy Henry. Mae and Virgil shared 14 children and 36 years of marriage before he passed away on June 21, 1969. Mae married Nuttie "Shortie" Harmon On October 23, 1972. He preceded her in death in 1996.
When Mae was a young woman, she worked at the garment factory in Iberia. She later went to work at Ft. Leonard Wood as a press operator at the quartermaster laundry. When she left the laundry, she began cooking at the Richland High School. Mae did all this in addition to raising a very large family.
Mae was a member of the Richland American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 240, and the Richland First Baptist Church. She was a wonderful cook and always had a very large garden. She was also a gifted seamstress, and made beautiful quilts.
Mae departed this life the afternoon of January 31, 2007 at the Lester E. Cox Medical Center, South in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 10 days.
She was dearly loved and will be very sadly missed by her 10 children: Roy Henry and wife, Shirley, Mary Kaye "Katie" Sanders and husband, Donnie, Eddie Dean Henry and wife, Kathy, Virginia Fern Jefferies and husband, Merrell, Leonard Dale Henry, Gloria Mae Holloway and husband, Robert, Jerry Wayne Henry, Terry Gale Henry and wife, Shanna and David Henry and wife, Deena all of Richland and Lonnie Henry and wife, Wanda of Springfield; one step son: Stanley Harmon of Richland; one step daughter: Linda Carter of Ozark; around 150 grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mae was also preceded in death by four children: Pauline, Jake, Charlie Junior. and Richard Arthur; two grandchildren: Richard Henry, Jr. and Melva Lynn White; two great granddaughters: Ashley Brown and Aarika Myers and 14 brothers and sisters: Ollie, Sarah, Elijah, Smith, Julie, Ervin, Omay, Roscoe, Lena, Dealy, Sealy, Lonnie, Arthur and an infant boy.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 3, 2007 in the Memorial Chapel of Richland with Rev. Gary Humphrey and Rev. Pryor Ray Prewett officiating. Soloist Zella Wieners sang "What A Day That Will Be" and "Come Spring". Soloist Becky Lercher sang "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". "Go Rest High On That Mountain" was also played. Serving as escorts were Johnny Henry, Tracy Henry, Danny Henry, Jerry Michael Henry, Steven Henry, Justin Henry, Andrew Smith, Craig Alan Miller, Russell Holloway, Bobby Ogle, Robert Holloway, Jesse Martin Henry, Virgil Jefferies, Bobby Myers, James Jefferies, Ryan Dale Henry, Justin Oursbourn and John Curtis Oursbourn.
Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland, Missouri. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Richland.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mae Bell Harmon to the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 240 and may be left at Memorial Chapel of Richland.
Nutie Lee Harmon (1919 - 1996)*
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Oct 01, 2007
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