Myrtle Melva <I>Silvers</I> Harmaning

Myrtle Melva Silvers Harmaning

Kimberly, Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA
Death 19 Jul 2014 (aged 100)
Burial Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 134456296 · View Source
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Myrtle Melva Harmaning, 100, went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 19, 2014, at home in Twin Falls, Idaho.

At her death she was the oldest living person born in Kimberly, Idaho. She was born to Bert and Edna Silvers on December 11, 1913. She graduated from Kimberly High School in 1930, earning honors as Valedictorian of her class. She was a long time member of the Kimberly Ladies Pioneer Club.

Myrtle Silvers married Bill Harmaning in the Kimberly Church of the Nazarene on December 16, 1934. They had two children, Helen Ann and William Kenneth. They farmed for many years outside Kimberly. During World War II they moved to Compton, CA for Bill to work in the McDonald-Douglas Aircraft Factory in Long Beach.

Returning to Kimberly, they enjoyed raising their family on the farm. In 1960, she became the Office Manager at John Chris Motors in Twin Falls, where she worked until 1973. For the next few years she worked part time as a bookkeeper for Williams’ Grocery.

Myrtle was the one remaining charter member of the Kimberly Church of the Nazarene. She served as Local and Zone Missionary President, Sunday School teacher, church board member, and many other roles to serve her church family and community. In the 1960s she coached the award winning Youth for Christ Bible Quiz team, who still reminisce how she loved them and fed them generously. She opened her home with unconditional love and hospitality to hundreds of people over the years.

Survivors include her daughter, Helen Ann (Clayton) Bonar; two sons, Ken (Marilyn) Harmaning and Ron (Janice) Silvers; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her parents, two sisters and one brother, and her husband, Bill, preceded her in death.

Services will be held at Kimberly Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1 PM with interment at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call at Rosenau Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rosenau Funeral Home.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the Kimberly Church of the Nazarene, 3550 E. 3750 N., Kimberly, Idaho 83341.

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