Barbara Jean Harsell

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Barbara Jean Harsell, 82, of Quincy, formerly of LaGrange, Mo., died at 10:30 p.m. Friday (June 13, 2014) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Quincy, a daughter of Myron and Mary Helen Katharine Williams Altgilbers. She married Lewis Eugene "Pete" Harsell on Dec. 2, 1950, in Evanston. He died March 24, 2006.

Barbara started working for the Salvation Army in 1971 as secretary, bookkeeper and case worker and continued for 27 years, retiring in 1998. She then continued to volunteer for a number of years. In recent years she had been attending church services there.

Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Quincy High School and Gem City Business College.

Survivors include three sons, David (Sheri) Harsell of Spring, Texas, Michael (Greta) Harsell of Roanoke, Va., and Duane (Lisa) Harsell of Ewing, Mo.; three sisters, Shirley Thornton and Mildred Bock, both of Quincy and Starley Plantage of Las Vegas; grandsons, Matthew Harsell of Louisiana, Christopher Harsell of Houston, Texas, Michael D. Harsell II of Hannibal, Mo., Daniel Harsell of Dallas, Texas, Jeffrey Harsell of Quincy, Brandon Harsell of St. Louis, Jordan Harsell of Longview, Texas, and Travis Harsell of Ewing; granddaughters, Sara Broussard of Lafayette, La., Erin Chase of Wentzville, Mo., Morgan Paris of Lady's Island, S.C. and Silvia Cureses of Norfolk; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Isaac, Paige, Alexis, Tyler, Jacob, Aubrey, Ava, Austin, Ashton, Trinity, Mikayla, Peyton, Clarissa, Viktor, Gabriel and Lucian; several nieces, nephews; and a special sister-in-law, Carol Altgilbers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Vera Maloney, Rosemary Kost, Wilma Gray and Katherine Conners; four brothers, Myron, Rommie, Richard and Donald Altgilbers; and one grandchild, David Harsell II.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Davis Funeral Home in LaGrange, Mo., with Major Andrew Miller officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in LaGrange.

VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Funeral Home in LaGrange.

MEMORIALS: Salvation Army.

ARRANGEMENTS: Davis Funeral Home, LaGrange, Mo.


Funeral Home
Davis Funeral Home - La Grange
506 Monroe Street  La Grange, MO 63448
(573) 655-4507
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 16 to June 18, 2014
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