Ora Nell Harkins
Ora Nell Harkins, 93, of Hutto and formerly of Taylor, born in Coupland, went to meet her Lord and join her adoring husband, Jesse Keith "Wimpy" Harkins on December 2, 2012. She had celebrated her 93rd birthday on November 21st. Ora Nell was born in Coupland, Texas; she went to business school in San Antonio, and, after marrying in 1940, lived much of her life in Taylor where she became active in the community. She owned her own business - the Taylor Credit Bureau - and was a highly respected professional and member of the community, eventually following in her husband's footsteps serving as a Justice of the Peace. She was known for her kindness, creativity, intelligence, commitment to others and her faith. Her friends and family appreciated her warmth, wit and style. Her home was the center of family holidays, including the extended family of friends and acquaintances that were always welcome. She was direct, smart, creative, funny, strong willed and feisty, famous among her friends and family for her cooking and her poker playing. Loved ones who preceded her in death include her parents, Edward and Clara Marburger, brothers Lonny and Edward "Tony" Marburger. Among those who will miss her more than words can express are her adored and adoring son Jay Keith Harkins, his wife her 'daughter' Alyson and granddaughters Courtney and Alexis; her beloved and loving daughter Jessica Shahin and her 'son' Jim and grandson Sam, and many friends and family members. Her family will miss her terribly, but they know she is having a party with family and friends in the sweet hereafter; God's speed dear, sweet, beautiful Mother. A private family service will be held at a later date. Services under the care and consideration of Condra Funeral Home.