David Earl Harbert

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    - Bob Fisher
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    - Kathy Scruggs
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LARNED - Harbert, David Earl, 55, retired Contract Manager for the American Red Cross National Headquarters, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003. Earl was born in Great Bend, KS on Aug. 21, 1948. He graduated from Larned High School in 1966 and Kansas State University with a degree in Education in 1970. During his 30-year career with the Red Cross, he worked for Midway-Kansas Chapter in Wichita, the MidWestern Area Office in St. Louis, Eastern Operations Headquarters in Alexandria, VA and the National Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Earl's work through American Red Cross Water Safety Training Program touched many people. He was recognized for his life-long contribution to water safety with a Golden Whale Award from the Commodore Longfellow Society on April 13, 2002, their highest honor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard J. and Frances E. Harbert. He is survived by his brother, Terry Harbert and wife, Paula, nephew, David of Topeka, KS; sister, Cathie Kornacki and husband, Robert, nieces, Tess and Erin of Platte City, MO; sister, Janie Seiler and husband, Allan of Wichita, KS; brother, Guy Harbert and wife, Debra, niece, Deserae and nephew, Cody of Larned, KS and many close friends. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003 at Larned Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest register at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel, Larned from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Inurnment will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Earl's name to the Commodore Longfellow Society, 2116 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312.
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Beckwith Mortuary, Inc. - Larned
916 Main P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
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Published in The Wichita Eagle on Oct. 8, 2003
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