MULBERRY - Barbara A. Harmon died Friday, June 14, 2013 at home in her favorite chair. Cause of death was heart failure.
Barbara was born in Racine, WI and moved to the Lakeland area 24 years ago.
She graduated from Washington Park High School and went to Stephens College and graduated from Northwestern University where she studied Social Work and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
She was active in volunteer work throughout her life, most notably for the
Girl Scouts, The Junior League, the DAR and various other organizations.
Barbara was an avid golfer, and was part of Imperial Lakes Ladies 9 Hole League. She played golf starting at a young age and took her last swing when she was 86 years old.
She traveled extensively around the world from China to Australia, New
Zealand, Turkey and Europe.
She was a voracious reader and supported her local library in Mulberry,
where the librarians knew her by name.
Barbara was a supporter of the arts and loved her opera as well as many genres of music.
Survivors include her children Ted (Inga Fox), Hetty (Paul Taylor), Kimman (Connie Smith), Tom (Meg) and niece Susan Eisenbart, 5 grandchildren, 1 grand niece, 2 grandnephews, 4 step-grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, son Tim and nephew in law Rick Eisenbart.
There will be a memorial Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church Friday, June 21 at 10:30 am and a celebration of her life in Racine, WI at a future date.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to:
Friends of Mulberry Library in memory of Barbara Harmon, 103 E. Canal St., Mulberry, FL 33860.
Published in Ledger from June 19 to June 20, 2013