Billie Jean Harder
1928 - 2016
BORN
1928
DIED
2016
FUNERAL HOME
Park Lawn Northland Chapel - Liberty
1640 N. State Route 291
Liberty, MO
Billie Jean Harder (nee Swor), went to be with her Lord on June 22, 2016. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the First Baptist Church, 1907 Peach Street, Higginsville, MO 64037. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the First Baptist Church, Higginsville. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty, MO. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Baptist Home, PO Box 87, Ironton, MO 63650 or to the First Baptist Church of Higginsville. Jean was born Oct. 17, 1928, in St. Louis, MO. She received her degrees in Art and Sociology from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1950 and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1950-1951. Jean served alongside her husband, Kenneth Harder, in churches in Texas, Iowa, Colorado and Missouri for over 50 years. She was a former member of the board of directors of John Knox Village in Higginsville. Survivors include her children, Kenette Harder and Brian Harder and wife Cathy; three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; her sister, Dolores Allen; as well as three sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and other family members. Jean was a beloved friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Arr.: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, (816) 781-8228.


Published by Kansas City Star on Jun. 26, 2016.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
28
Visitation
7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
First Baptist Church
1907 Peach Street, Higginsville, MO
Jun
29
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
First Baptist Church
1907 Peach Street, Higginsville, MO
Jun
29
Graveside service
2:30p.m.
Glenridge Cemetery,
Liberty, MO
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What an amazing lady! Kenette, and the entire Harder family -- you are all in my prayers. God Bless her and may your many wonderful memories of her help carry you through this difficult time.
Sandra Brown
June 29, 2016
I worked with Jean at JKVE Home Health Care Agency in 1985-86. An example of her kindness and artistic ability was making a ceramic Christmas plate for my newborn daughter, to match her brother's decorative plate. She spoke lovingly of her family and her church family. Blessings in your grief journey.
Ann Null
June 29, 2016
I was sadden to hear the passing of your mother. She was such a joy to visit with during tax season when she came in for her appointment to prepare her tax return. I loved her adventurous side and the things she wanted to accomplish. She was a joy and I always looked forward to seeing her. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Schlotzhauer
June 29, 2016
Deepest sympathies to you, Kennette, and your family. I so enjoyed working with your mom in the library at PVBC. We always knew that we could pass on those difficult Dewey numbers to her, and she cheerfully found the right numbers every time. Heaven has another great saint!
June 27, 2016
Our prayers are with Kenette and Brian and his family. Jean was a wonderful lady and must have been a wonderful Bible teacher, doing her own index to the Biblical Illustrator to aid her in lesson preparation. She contributed that indexing to the Southern Baptist Periodical Index for several years before her health began to fail. She was a great Christian example to us all.
Eldonna DeWeese
June 27, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to those who knew and loved Jean Harder. She was a special lady.
Jolene Vereecke
June 26, 2016
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