Marguerite H. Harden, 91, Saline City, died Sept. 20, 2010, at her daughter's home in Terre Haute, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Clay City, the daughter of Mell and Alta White. She married Clarence Harden on her 18th birthday, and they were married 65 years. She was devoted to her family and they loved her dearly. She had been employed by Columbia Records at the time of her retirement.
She was a member of the Saline City Church and Ladies Aide. She was Past President of the Shamrock Home Economics Club and a member of the Martha Rebecca Lodge No. 155 in Cory.
Survivors include her two daughters Carolee Smith and husband Jack, Terre Haute, and Donna Sullivan, Saline City, and one son Richard Harden, Saline City, 10 grandchildren Sam Smith (Diana), Loretta Showalter (Kurt), Dan Smith (Judi), Tom Sullivan (Kathy), Marsha Higgins (Kevin), Amy Griffith(Dennis), Joe Sullivan (Shawn), Rich Harden(Lacey), Babs Edwards (Matt), Beth Hopper (John), 27 great-grandchildren, Ron Smith (Beth), Amanda Ellis (Ramsey), Britney Showalter, Chad Showalter, Jacob Smith (Emalie), Michael Smith, Jessica Smith, Eric Sullivan, Josh Sullivan, Logan Higgins, Lynsey Higgins, Ashley Thompson (Klynt), Braxton Griffith, Natali Sullivan, Bethany Sullivan, Allison Sullivan, Cassidy Sullivan, Noel Harden, Andre' Harden, Eli Harden, Grace Edwards, Vivian Edwards, Kenjona Edwards, Xaiver Edwards, Blake Knezevich, Brandon Knezevich, Bailey Knezevich, four great-great-granddaughters Lauryn and Taylor Smith, Ava Ellis and Haiden Smith, two step grandsons Kyle Thomspon (Jordan and Dustin Higgins, step great-great-granddaughter Aaliyah Higgins, soon-to-be great-great-grandson Evan Ellis, one sister Marjorie Talley, Brazil, and one brother Gerald White and wife Judy, Brazil, many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a grandson Michael Sullivan, three brothers Hershel White, Raymond White and Mell White and one sister Norma Crabb.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m., at Oak Hill Church in Riley, on State Road 46, with Pastor Tom Roeschlein officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., at the church.
We would like to thank our dear friends Sue McKay and Mary Ann Boyer for being there when we needed them.
A special thank you to Hospice of the Wabash Valley for their help in making Mother comfortable during her illness. We are so grateful to Tina and Loretta and all of the other wonderful nurses and aides.
If friends so desire, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley or to Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements were entrusted to Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.