|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1972|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2012|
Visitation for Paula M. Harwood, 39, of Bourbonnais, will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, west Kankakee, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor Dwight Ascher will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Academy in Kankakee. She died Thursday (July 5, 2012) in a single vehicle motorcycle crash near Warsaw, Ind.
Her death came as a result of extensive internal injuries caused by a rear tire blowout while she was the passenger on a Honda Goldwing motorcycle driven by her husband.
She was born Sept. 8, 1972, in Kankakee. Mrs. Harwood was an administrator for SDG Global, a private investigation and security guard service. She was a licensed private investigator and licensed private security contractor. She enjoyed reading, camping and scuba diving.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas C. Harwood, whom she married May 10, 1992, in Kankakee; five children, Thomas, 18, Victoria, 15, Ashley, 11, Veronica, 8, and Jonathan, 6; her father and stepmother, Richard and Agnes Norton, of Kankakee; two sisters and three brothers, Shawn and Tom O'Shaughnessy, of Clifton, Amy Norton, of Streator, James Norton, of Wichita, Kan., and Chris Keith and Andrew Keith, both of Kankakee; her mother-in-law, Patricia Harwood, of Kankakee; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Edwin and Patricia Emmart; and paternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Norton.
Please sign her guestbook at clancygernon.com. (Pd.)
Woman ejected in Goldwing crash dies
The Journal Gazette
An off-duty police officer and his wife riding a Goldwing motorcycle in Kosciusko County late Thursday morning were ejected in a crash on U.S. 30 west of Pierceton. The woman died from her injuries
Paula M. Harwood, 39, of Bourbonnais, Ill., was in critical condition with a severe head injury, and the county fatal crash investigation team issued a statement saying she was likely struck by the Honda motorcycle as it was flipping and rotating during the crash. She was flown to a hospital in Fort Wayne in critical condition and died at 3:32 p.m. Thursday, a statement issued Friday said.
Her husband, Thomas C. Harwood, 44, sustained serious injuries to his head and extremities, including extensive road-rash, police said. He was listed in serious but stable condition Friday morning at a Fort Wayne hospital, police said.
The crash happened about 11:45 a.m. near County Road 450 East, and police said the rear wheel blew, causing the cycle to skip and then flip on U.S. 30.
Neither rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the statement said.
The crash remains under investigation.
The Pierceton Fire Department, Multi-Township EMS, Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police assisted at the scene.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Steve
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
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