Harriet L. (Calhoun) Wharton (1932 - 2018)


Harriet L. Wharton, 85, of Altamont, died at 3:42 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with the Rev. Ed Wojnar officiating. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park in rural Effingham. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorials: Fear Nothing or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mr. Wharton was born on Tuesday, April 19, 1932, in Decatur, the daughter of Orville E. and Ellen (Wilson) Calhoun. She married Gene Wharton on Aug. 11, 1951, at the Methodist Parsonage in Altamont.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Raleigh "Bud" (Julie) Wharton, Scott (Carrie) Wharton, and Loren "Tater" Wharton, all of Mason; and daughters, Marsha (Bob) Nolan of Farina, Carol "Denny" (Jerry) Ruffner of Mason and Darcy (Corey) Rhoades of Littleton, Colo.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 16 to Apr. 25, 2018