Monday, October 17, 2005

Mary K. Harden, 86 of Bloomington, formerly of Clay City, passed away Oct. 15, 2005 at The Residence of McCormick's Creek. She was a resident of Beverly Healthcare in Bloomington of three years before coming to the Spencer area. She was born Nov. 30, 1918 in Clay County, the daughter of Henry Leohr and Hulda Huffman Leohr. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1936. Her first husband, Albert Woodburn, was killed in the Battle of the Bulge during W.W.II. She married Galen W. Harden May 3, 1947. He preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1991.

She was a member of the Ashboro United Methodist Church. She was active in the UMW at the church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking for her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Myron James of Center Point and Donna Rae and George Stant of Fountaintown, Ind.; five grandchildren, Rebecca James, Aaron James, Douglas Stant, Randall Stant and Amanda Stant; one great-grandson, Lucas; three sisters, Lucille Steiner Dunigan of Poland, Agnes Dalton of Clay City and Blanche Leohr of Coal City; one brother, Clarence Leohr of Clay City; one sister-in-law, Alice Leohr of Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two sisters, Edith Loffland and Edna Schiele; and three brothers, Glen Leohr, Kenneth Leohr and Harold Leohr.

Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and again Thursday prior to services. Light a candle in her memory at