Geraldine Harmon

Geraldine Ruff Harmon, 88, of Prosperity, widow of Harrison Monroe Harmon, Jr., died Friday, May 6, 2011, at J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on September 12, 1922, in Pomaria, she was a daughter of the late J. Caldwell, Sr. and Pauline Nance Ruff. Mrs. Harmon was retired from K-Mart, Newberry, SC. She was a lifelong member of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of WELCA, Adult B Sunday School, Joy Fellowship, and was a member of American Legion Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a loving and devoted wife (59 years), mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was very talented and creative and she enjoyed traveling the U.S., Hawaii, and taking cruises with her husband before his death.

She is survived by her daughter, Marlene (Bud) Koon and her son, Jerel (Marie) Harmon both of Prosperity; grandchildren, Melanie H. (Nick) Shealy of Prosperity, Amy H. (Ed) Geddes of Columbia, Valerie K (Jay) Haltiwanger of Prosperity, Brandon (Ashley) Koon of Belton, and Dean H. Harmon of Prosperity; great grandchildren, Austin and Alexis Shealy, Kendellin Haltiwanger, Rachel Faye and Harper Leigh Koon and Harmon Elise and Madelyn Geddes. She was predeceased by sisters, Frances George, Marguerite Altig, Nelle Dominick, Estelle Young, Katie Ruff and brother, John C. (Sonny) Ruff, Jr. and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, May 9, 2011, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to the St. Philip’s Family Life Center, 2461 St. Philip’s Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers: George Dominick, Hyman Young, Jr. Chris Mould, Grady Decell, J. Eddie Stroud and William Dickert

Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult B. Sunday School Class, members of Joy Fellowship, David Lominick, Carl Lominick, Drs. Michael and Darly Bernardo

The family would like to thank the staff of J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home, Tri-County Hospice, and Drs. Michael and Darly Bernardo for their wonderful care, love and support.

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#6 Mary Catherine Reynolds 2011-05-13 12:04
I was so sadden to hear about Geraldine. I have very fond memories of her as we worked together at KMart for years. Geraldine was a very sweet lady. I too lost my Mother very recently, so I know the times right now are very sad, but God will see us all through. Just know that we too will miss her very much I will keep your family in our prayers. With much love, Mary Catherine Reynolds
#5 Allene Dawkins 2011-05-09 22:14
we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Harmon. Our thoughts & prayers are with all your family at this sad time. May God bless you & give you peace. Allene & James Dawkins
#4 Janice&Mark Skalicky 2011-05-09 12:57
Dear Valerie, Jay, Kendellin & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. We know she will be greatly missed. Hold those "Precious Memories" in your Heart. Wrapped in each Memory is the Love that you both shared and Love Lives Forever. Our Thought and Prayers are with each one of you. We Love ya'll , Aunt Janice, Uncle Mark and Great Mama.
#3 Adra Battle 2011-05-09 10:40
We(adra, crystal, David) at the veterans affairs office send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorry. May God give you comfort and peace.
#2 Tammy Livingston 2011-05-09 09:49

We are thinking of you at this time of need.. May God bless you and your family and help you thru this day... If you need anything just let me know..

Tammy, Todd and Taylor Livingston
#1 Lynn Wessinger 2011-05-09 07:42
We are so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger

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