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Ova Henry Harden
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1929
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1999
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

Ova Henry Harden, 69, Topeka, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at his home. Cause of death was Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Mr. Harden retired from Dean's Excavation, and as office manager of the Century Lumber Co. He earlier had worked for Greg Tire and Goodyear Tire. He also farmed his entire life. He was born July 21, 1929, at Dover, the son of Orval Henry and Goldie Bell Lister Harden. He attended Rossville High School and graduated from Silver Lake High School. He earned an accounting degree at Washburn University. He lived most his life in the Silver Lake and Bethel communities. Mr. Harden was a member of Bethel Chapel Community Church, Bethel Literary Society and Moose Lodge No. 555. He also had coached boys baseball and girls softball in Silver Lake and Topeka.

He was married to Erma Ruth Anderson on May 15, 1948, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Kenneth Harden, Fremont, Calif.; two daughters, Kathy Hogle, Topeka, and Pam Pittenger, Raleigh, N.C.; three brothers, Orval Worley "Son" Harden, Flush, Robert Louis Harden, Rossville, and Wilbur Dale Harden, Cleveland, N.C.; three sisters, Loretta Isabelle Murray and Marcella Fern Wunder, both of Topeka, and Lola Luella Patton, Poulsbo, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Parker-Price Mortuary. Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery. Mr. Harden will lie in state after 11 a.m. today at the mortuary where relatives and friends will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Community Chapel and sent in care of Bruce Ferguson, 2108 S.E. 38th Circle, Topeka, 66609-1561.
Family links: 
  Orval Henry Harden (1897 - 1960)
  Goldie Belle Lister Harden (1899 - 1980)
  Erma Ruth Anderson Harden (1929 - 2015)*
  Homer Charles Colter (1913 - 1985)*
  Loretta Isabelle Harden Murray (1920 - 2003)*
  Orval Worley Harden (1924 - 2007)*
  Robert Louis Harden (1927 - 2007)*
  Ova Henry Harden (1929 - 1999)
  Wilbur Dale Hardin (1932 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Home Cemetery
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Charlotte Bockus
Originally Created by: Dale Bernhardt
Record added: Jul 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39647655
Ova Henry Harden
Added by: Charlotte Bockus
Ova Henry Harden
Added by: Charlotte Bockus
Ova Henry Harden
Added by: Charlotte Bockus
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World Series ended and St. Louis won!
 Added: Oct. 29, 2011
Uncle Ova, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you and dad go fishing in heaven. Love you.
- Charlotte
 Added: Mar. 14, 2010
Dear Uncle Ova, you are missed and loved so very much!
- Your niece Charlotte
 Added: Jul. 23, 2009

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