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Roy E. Harner

1924 - 2019
Roy E. Harner Obituary
Roy E. Harner, 95, of Wyomissing, formerly of Spring Glen, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at his residence.

He was born Friday, Aug. 15, 1924, in Valley View, a son of the late John Harner and the late Eva Schucker Harner.

Roy was a self-employed coal miner and was recently recognized as the area's oldest living coal miner.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Sacramento. He was also a member of Independent Coal Miners and the NRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; two sisters, Elva Klinger and Elsie Ferree.

He is survived by his wife, Jean G. Artz Harner, to whom he was married for 73 years. He is also survived by a son, Don R. Harner and his wife, Diane, of Phoenixville; a daughter, Sherry A. Walker, of Wyomissing; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Betty Klinger, of Hegins; nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View. There will be no viewing or visitation prior to the service. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Sept. 29, 2019
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