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Dorothy Dean (Noffsinger) Harmes

August 11, 1923 ~ June 24, 2002 (age 78)

Dorothy Dean (Noffsinger) Harmes, 78, of Evansville, Ind. died at 6:46 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2002, at St. Mary’s Medical Center following complications after heart surgery

Mrs. Harmes was born on Au­gust 11, 1923, in Bremen, Ky., the daughter of Willie Ethel and William Henry Noffsinger. She worked in 1941 and 1942 at the Fendrich Cigar Factory, during World War II at the Republican Aircraft/Servel Plant as a “ Rosie the Riveter” and from 1956 to 1957 at the Chrysler Auto Plant until it moved to St. Louis, Mo. Dorothy was mostly a loving wife, homemaker and a loving mother to her three children and their families. She enjoyed quilt­ing, needlework, working jigsaw puzzles and fishing. She was a Christian and a member of Northeast Park Baptist Church and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ida Babcock and her husband, John, Lillie Criss and her husband, Gene, Eula Henton and her husband, James; and brothers, Ben Noff­singer and his wife, Florence and John Noffsinger.

She is survived by her hus­band of 56 years, Daniel D. Harmes; one daughter and son-in- law, Danna Kay and Larry Neal Jeffers of Allerton, Iowa; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Keith Sr. and Cheryl Lee Harmes of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Douglas Kenneth and Marcia Ann Harmes of Evansville, Ind.; four grandchildren, David Keith Harmes Jr., Scott Neal Jeffers, Nicole Lynn Clayton and Sherry Kay Housley Spring;  threegreat­grandchildren, Dakota Dean Housley, Alexis Michelle Harmes and Colton Allen Clayton; one Sis­ter-in-law, Dorothea Noffsinger; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, with Reverend Dan Hill officiating, burial will be in Sun­set Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. today, June 26, 2002, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel.

 

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