Anna Mira Hardy

F, b. 3 November 1867, d. 23 March 1948
     Anna Mira Hardy was also known as "Annie". She was born on 3 November 1867 at Piedmont, Mineral Co., WV. She married Jay Henry Blondel, son of John Henry Blondel Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Fitz, in August 1901 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD, Shepherdstown Register, Shepherdstown, WV; Thursday, Aug 15, 1901; Vol: 36; Page: 3; (

"Notes from Nearby":

Mr. Jay H. Blondell and Miss Annie B. (sic) Hardy, both of Martinsburg, were married in Hagerstown a few days ago.

Anna Mira Hardy died on 23 March 1948 at McKees Rocks, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 80

Obituary -- The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); Wednesday, 24 Mar 1948; Page 30; (

BLONDELL - On Tuesday, March 23. Mrs. Anna A. Blondell, wife of Jay H., of 411 Island Ave., McKees Rocks; mother of Mrs. Lillian McFadden, of Niles, Ohio and Charles Robey. Friends received at McDemott Bros, 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. Services on Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m.

She was buried in March 1948 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, McKees Rocks, Allegheny Co., PA.
Note: Anna had first married James T. Roby in 1886 in Morgan County, West Virginia. In the 1900 Census, Anna, divorced, is shown with four children: Lillie Roby, Bertha Roby, Gertrude Roby, and Charles Roby. In the 1910 Census, Anna, now married to Jay Henry Blondel, says she has only been married once and has had no children. (Also in the 1910 Census, Anna's son, Charles William Roby, is shown living with Anna's mother.)

Clayton Allen Hardy

M, b. 6 May 1947, d. 20 July 2008
     Clayton Allen Hardy was born on 6 May 1947 at Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA. He was the son of Springer Hardy and Estella Mae Minehart. Clayton Allen Hardy married Linda Jean Wendell, daughter of William Robert Wendell and Cara Mae Riggle. Clayton Allen Hardy and Linda Jean Wendell were divorced on 15 March 1985 at Lake Co., OH. Clayton Allen Hardy died on 20 July 2008 at Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., OH, at age 61.

Elizabeth Jarman Hardy

F, b. 10 December 1919, d. 4 July 1983
     Elizabeth Jarman Hardy was born on 10 December 1919. She was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. and Elizabeth Parker Jarman. Elizabeth Jarman Hardy married Charles Craig Murdoch, son of Charles Murdoch and Edith Dunlop, on 12 December 1942 at Prince Edward Co., VA. Elizabeth Jarman Hardy died on 4 July 1983 at age 63. She was buried in July 1983 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA, Findagrave #28431411.

Helen Wiley Hardy

F, b. 19 October 1922, d. 15 February 2009
     Helen Wiley Hardy was also known as "Wiley". She was born on 19 October 1922 at Prince Edward Co., VA. She was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. and Elizabeth Parker Jarman. Helen Wiley Hardy married James Clifton Wheat Jr., son of James Clifton Wheat and Emma Conquest, on 29 October 1948 at Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA. Helen Wiley Hardy died on 15 February 2009 at Henrico Co., VA, at age 86. She was buried in February 2009 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA, Findagrave #93520261.

John Hardy1

M, b. 23 March 1835, d. 28 March 1907
     John Hardy was born on 23 March 1835 at Fauqier Co., VA, per Wells/Walton/Brown Family Tree genealogy prepared by bigmamabernie, online at He married Mary E. J. Heath circa 1861.1 John Hardy died on 28 March 1907 at Bainbridge, Putnam Co., IN, at age 72.

Child of John Hardy and Mary E. J. Heath


  1. [S3340] 1880 Federal Census, Starke County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 310; FHL #1254310.

Lelia Ann Hardy

F, b. 30 May 1936, d. 1 May 2022
     Lelia Ann Hardy was born on 30 May 1936 at Gertrude, Bracken Co., KY; daughter of Samuel Kelsie and Alice Louise (Marshall) Hardy. She married Roland Payne, son of John Ray Payne and Cora Rosalyn Davis. Lelia Ann Hardy died on 1 May 2022 at Aberdeen, Brown Co., OH, at age 85

Obituary -- (

Lelia Ann Hardy Payne, 85, of Aberdeen, Ohio passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Payne was the widow of Roland Payne who passed in 2015. She formerly was employed at US Shoe and Magee's Bakery and Lelia and Roland co-managed the Daniel Boone Motel for twenty-one years and later they co-managed Brown's Motel. Lelia was a member of the Central United Methodist Church and a graduate of Bracken County High School. She was born in Gertrude in Bracken County, Kentucky on May 30, 1936 the daughter of the late Samuel Kelsie Hardy and Alice Louise Marshall Hardy.

She is survived by her four children, Cheryl Ann (Bob) Clarke, Sandra Kay (Pat) Kimble, Barry Keith (Roxane) Payne and Lyndon Bryan Payne; eight grandchildren, Michael Kimble, Jamin Payne, Alison Hancock, Kelsey Niedert, Andy Clarke, Jordan Payne, Brianna Payne and Haley Schroer; seven great grandchildren, Ansleigh, Kara, Andrew, Chloe, Wesley, Annie and Hazel and her sister-in-law, Mary Edith Griffith. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Irene Aulick and Wanda Ginn, her half-sister, Helen Hopkins and her half-brother, Roscoe Hardy.

Funeral services for Lelia Payne will be held at the Central United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM Friday, May 6, 2022 with Rev. Michael Sweeney and Rev. David Green officiating. Burial will follow in the Charter Oak Cemetery, Aberdeen, Ohio. Pallbearers will be Michael Kimble, Andy Clarke, Jordan Payne, Mark Shwenk, Chad Niedert, John Michael Schroer, Greg Owens and Joey Braughton. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 AM until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington-Central United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Hope. Arrangements are entrusted to the Knox and Brothers Funeral Home.

She was buried in May 2022 at Charter Oak Cemetery, Aberdeen, Brown Co., OH, Findagrave #239426301.

LeRoy Albert Hardy

M, b. 31 August 1917, d. 22 April 2006
     LeRoy Albert Hardy was born on 31 August 1917 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He married Shirley Irene Snyder, daughter of George B. Snyder and Thelma Irene Irey, on 19 June 1937 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. LeRoy Albert Hardy began military service WW II service, U.S. Marine Corps. He died on 22 April 2006 at age 88. He was buried in April 2006 at Roscommon Township Cemetery, Houghton Lake, Roscommon Co., MI, Findagrave #14946305.

Louis Atkinson Hardy

M, b. 3 May 1851, d. 4 April 1915
     Louis Atkinson Hardy was born on 3 May 1851 at Lunenburg Co., VA. He married Sarah Matthews on 5 June 1879 at Lunenburg Co., VA. Louis Atkinson Hardy died on 4 April 1915 at age 63. He was buried in April 1915 at Hardy Family Cemeetery, Kenbridge, Lunenburg Co., VA, Findagrave #90809970.

Child of Louis Atkinson Hardy and Sarah Matthews

Rachel Hardy

     Rachel Hardy married Thomas Williams on 10 October 1822 at Fayette Co., IN.

Child of Rachel Hardy and Thomas Williams

Samuel V. Hardy

     Samuel V. Hardy married Christianna A. Starr, daughter of James Starr and Elizabeth Bell, on 6 May 1860 at Harrison Co., IN.

Sara Matthews Hardy

F, b. 5 October 1923, d. 3 April 2001
     Sara Matthews Hardy was born on 5 October 1923 at Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA. She was the daughter of Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. and Elizabeth Parker Jarman. Sara Matthews Hardy died on 3 April 2001 at age 77

Obituary -- (via

Richmond Times-Dispatch - April 5, 2001
Mrs. Sara Matthews Hardy Blanton, 77, of Castleton, Vt., and a longtime resident of Farmville, Va., died Tuesday evening, April 3, 2001, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, Vt. Mrs. Blanton was born in Farmville, Va., on October 5, 1923, the daughter of Elizabeth Jarman Hardy and Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy. Mrs. Blanton was raised in Farmville, attended local schools, graduating from Farmville High School with the class of 1940. Following her graduation, she attended Longwood College. She was a member of Alpha Chapter, Tri Sigma Sorority and was a volunteer at the Children's Hospital in Richmond, following her marriage. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Blanton Shelor of Alexandria, Va; her son, Charles A. Blanton III; her sister, Wiley H. Wheat of Caret, Va; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Hardy Murdoch; and a brother, Dr. Thomas G. Hardy Jr. Services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Johns Memorial Episcopal Church in Farmville, Va., with interment to follow at West View Cemetery in Farmville. Following the services, the family will receive friends at the Lancaster Library Building, Longwood College. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Aldous Funeral Home and Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home in Farmville, Va.

She was buried in April 2001 at Westview Cemetery, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA, Findagrave #23963151.

Springer Hardy

M, b. 12 August 1907, d. 20 April 1950
     Springer Hardy was born on 12 August 1907 at Dunbar, Fayette Co., PA. He married Estella Mae Minehart. Springer Hardy died on 20 April 1950 at Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA, at age 42.

Child of Springer Hardy and Estella Mae Minehart

Thomas Griffin Hardy Jr.

M, b. 25 February 1927, d. 15 December 1988
     Thomas Griffin Hardy Jr. was born on 25 February 1927 at Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA. He was the son of Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. and Elizabeth Parker Jarman. Thomas Griffin Hardy Jr. married Martha Cousins Wells, daughter of Whitney M. Wells and Thelma James, on 3 February 1951 at Petersburg, VA. Thomas Griffin Hardy Jr. lived in 1988 at Bexley, Franklin Co., OH. He died on 15 December 1988 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 61.

Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr.

M, b. 19 December 1890, d. 24 June 1957
     Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. was born on 19 December 1890 at Kenbridge, Lunenburg Co., VA. He was the son of Louis Atkinson Hardy and Sarah Matthews. Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. married Elizabeth Parker Jarman, daughter of Dr. Joseph Leonard Jarman and Mary Helen Wiley, in 1917. Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. died on 24 June 1957 at Henrico Co., VA, at age 66. He was buried in June 1957 at Westview Cemetery, Farmville, Prince Edward Co., VA, Findagrave #149426258.

Children of Dr. Thomas Griffin Hardy Sr. and Elizabeth Parker Jarman

Charles Brooks Hardyman

M, b. 1929, d. 8 February 1980
     Charles Brooks Hardyman was born in 1929 at Ohio. He married Patricia Ann Cox, daughter of Austin William Cox and Edith Frances Windle. Charles Brooks Hardyman and Patricia Ann Cox were divorced before 20 April 1958. Charles Brooks Hardyman died on 8 February 1980 at Miami Co., OH. He was buried in February 1980 at Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher, Miami Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 124118422.

Child of Charles Brooks Hardyman and Patricia Ann Cox

Michael Eugene Hardyman

M, b. 19 March 1955, d. 22 February 1973
     Michael Eugene Hardyman was born on 19 March 1955 at Indiana. He was the son of Charles Brooks Hardyman and Patricia Ann Cox. Michael Eugene Hardyman began military service U.S. Army, PFC, Vietnam. He died on 22 February 1973 at Hildebran, Burke Co., NC, at age 17. He was buried in 1973 at Adamsville Cemetery, Adamsville, Cass Co., MI, Find A Grave Memorial# 14236763.

Arthur Wilbur Hare

M, b. 9 June 1912, d. 6 August 1978
     Arthur Wilbur Hare was born on 9 June 1912 at Montgomery Co., OH. He married Helen L. Tobias, daughter of Howard Jay Tobias and Lorell C. Clark, on 4 July 1942. Arthur Wilbur Hare died on 6 August 1978 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH, at age 66.

Julia Hare1

F, b. 24 October 1819, d. 4 March 1898
     Julia Hare was born on 24 October 1819 at Washington Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Henry Haire and Elizabeth Taylor. Julia Hare married John Keefauver, son of Henry Keefhaver and Elizabeth Galloway, on 27 September 1847 at Washington Co., TN. Julia Hare died on 4 March 1898 at Lawrence Co., MO, at age 78. She was buried in March 1898 at Rock Prairie Cemetery, Halltown, Lawrence Co., MO, Findagrave #67744409.

Child of Julia Hare and John Keefauver


  1. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.

Sallie S. Hare

     Sallie S. Hare married Thomas O. Mosby, son of Joseph H. Mosby and Maria L. McLean, on 21 November 1865 at Cross Co., AR.

Walter Hare

M, b. 14 June 1921, d. 16 October 1980
     Walter Hare was born on 14 June 1921 at Clayton, Union Co., NM. He died on 16 October 1980 at Boise, Ada Co., ID, at age 59.

Mary Jane Harford

F, b. 1 September 1852, d. 20 February 1940
     Mary Jane Harford was born on 1 September 1852 at Girard, Macoupin Co., IL. She married James Henderson Buck on 29 September 1870 at Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. Mary Jane Harford died on 20 February 1940 at Modesto, Macoupin Co., IL, at age 87. She was buried in February 1940 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, Find A Grave Memorial# 44677306.

Child of Mary Jane Harford and James Henderson Buck

Annabell Mae Harger

F, b. 14 May 1927, d. 9 April 2013
     Annabell Mae Harger was also known as "Ann". She was born on 14 May 1927 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. She was the daughter of Grover Dale Harger and Nellie Mabel Johnson. Annabell Mae Harger married Allen Neale Weaver Sr., son of Chester Harvey Weaver and Mildred Jane Gambell, on 9 February 1946 at Cedar Christian Church, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 10 February 1946; Page 20; (

Bride at Second Christian Church

Mr. and Mrs. Grover D. Harger, 603 Sixteenth avenue SW, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Annabell Harger, to Allen Neale Weaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Weaver, 1901 Sixth street SW. The ceremony took place Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Second Christian church, with the Rev. I. E. Linkletter officiating. For the double-ring candlelight service, the alter was banked with palms.

The bride wore a tailored white street-length dress with a small white sequin hat. Her corsage was of red roses. Miss Marian Weaver, sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor. Her pink dress was complemented with a corsage of pink camellias and blue sweetpeas. Best man was Louis Valliere.

Mr. Weaver, who served overseas 26 of 42 months in the army, is employed by the Link-Belt Speeder corporation. After a short wedding trip to Minnesota, the couple will make their home in Cedar Rapids.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 11 February 1996; Page 95; (


Neal (sic) and Annabell Weaver, Cedar Rapids, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a party April 21 at the Squaw Creek Lodge. The couple were married February. 9, 1946.

The former Annabell Mae Harger and Mr. Weaver exchanged vows at Cedar Christian Church.

Their children and spouses are: Al Weaver, Annette Weaver, Andy Weaver, Arthur and Susan Weaver and Amy Weaver. They have seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

60th Anniversary -? ? Neal & Annabell Weaver, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday,?12 February 2006; Page 105; (


CEDAR RAPIDS -- Ann and Neale Weaver of Cedar Rapids recently noted their 60th wedding anniversary.

The former Annabell Harger and Neale Weaver exchanged marriage vows on February. 9. 1946, at the Cedar Christian Church in Cedar Rapids.

The couple's children are: Allen Weaver, Annette Weaver, Andy Weaver, Arthur and wife Sue Weaver and Amy Weaver. They have seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and seven granddogs.

Cards may be sent to 4571 Maureen Dr, SE, #38, Cedar Rapids IA 52403.

Annabell Mae Harger died on 9 April 2013 at Hiawatha, Linn Co., IA, at age 85

Obituary -- The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Thursday, 11 APR 2013, p.M7 (

Annabell Mae HARGER Weaver, 85, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, surrounded by most of her family, after a 2-year battle with cancer at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, IA. Memorial services will be 11am Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, conducted by the Rev. Stasia Fine of New Disciples Christian Church, Cedar Rapids. The family will greet friends from 4pm to 8pm, Friday, April 12, at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Linwood Cemetery Mausoleum, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Allen Neale Weaver, Sr; three sons, Allen Neale (Robyn) Weaver, Jr. and Arthur (Susan) Weaver, both of Cedar Rapids, and Andy Weaver of San Diego; two daughters, Annette WEAVER and her boyfriend, Patrick Nolan, of St. Louis, and Amy WEAVER of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren, Paige HENDERSON Bauer, Kim WEAVER Roudabush and her husband Mike, Alexia WEAVER, Sydney WEAVER, Corey Vanderburgh, and Cara VANDERBURGH; and two great-grandchildren, Jake and Lexi Roudabush.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her paternal grandparents, George Washington Harger II and Sara Ella BARR Harger; her maternal grandmother, Deborah Helen WILT Johnson, widow of Robert Elson Johnson; three brothers, Orland Harger, Harold Harger, and Verle Harger; grandson, Bret Allen Weaver; and a great-grandson, Derek Alan Weaver Box.

Annabell was born May 14, 1927, in her parents' home in Cedar Rapids, daughter of Grover Dale and Nellie Mabel JOHNSON Harger. Her family moved from Cedar Rapids to Urbana, Iowa, in 1929. Later the family moved to a farm south of Urbana, where she spent her adolescent years. The family would eventually move back to Cedar Rapids, where she graduated from Wilson High School in 1944.

Annabell met Neale Weaver after he returned from Europe following the end of World War II. They married Feb. 9, 1946 in Cedar Christian Church, and were happily married for 67 years. Annabell retired from the workforce in 1986 from RFK Transportation where she worked in the office. She was a lifelong member of Cedar Christian Church, now called New Disciples Christian Church.

Her family was her life. Annabell followed two guiding philosophies through her life: spiritually she received great comfort knowing that Christ is her Savior; and socially - she believed that if you were always kind to the people you meet in your life they would in turn be kind to you.

Annabell, whom Neale and some friends called Ann, did many unique and interesting things during her life. One of the most unique projects she undertook in the last years of her life was to write a book telling the story of her early life as a child growing up on a farm during the Great Depression. She told about walking a mile on clay-surfaced roads to get to a one room school house. She described how her family grew and raised their food from the land they lived on. Annabell spent several years researching dates, collecting photos, and writing script to complete the telling of her early life story. She completed the book in the fall of 2012 and presented the bound final work to her family at Christmas 2012.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to their cousin Joann HARGER Bender, RN (Harold's daughter) for helping her aunt through this difficult period.

A memorial fund has been established in Annabell's memory.

She was buried in April 2013 at Murdoch-Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #108328670.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 17 December 1967; Page 3; column 5; (

Annette Weaver, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Weaver, 919 Thirty-second street SE, was treated and released at St. Luke's hospital Saturday afternoon following a two-car accident at Fifth avenue and Tenth street SE. She was a passenger in a car driven by her mother.

Mrs. Weaver was charged by police for failure to have her car under control. The other driver was Pat Stoneking of Lisbon.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Wednesday, 19 February 1992; Page 26; (

Special Valentine

When Ann Weaver, Route 3, Cedar Rapids, opened a 10-pound bag of potatoes last week, she discovered a potato shaped like a heart. "Well, here's my valentine," she said to herself.

Later in the week, Ann found more treasures inside her bag of potatoes: a potato shaped like a head with a prominent nose and another in the shape of a pair of trousers.

Putting the three potatoes together she came up with an unlikely character -- a farmer. Dressed in a tiny straw hat found among her grandchildren's toys and a neckerchief, she brought her version of Mr. Potato Head along with her grandchildren, Corey and Cara Vanderburgh, to The Gazette newsroom to have their picture taken.

She doesn't have any plans for her tuberous sculpture. "You get kind of attached" Ann says. "I don't think I can eat it."

Normally, the Neighbors staff and the others in the newsroom are more inclined to eat vegetables than photograph them. However, it's dreary of February and the laugh Mr. Potato Head proved was just too good to keep to ourselves.

Charles Gilbert Harger

M, b. 18 October 1941, d. 20 June 2017
     Charles Gilbert Harger was also known as "Corky". He was born on 18 October 1941 at Vinton, Benton Co., IA. He was the son of Orland Floyd Harger and Lois Jean Henkle. Charles Gilbert Harger began military service U.S. Air Force service, radar technician. He married Sandra Jo Adams, daughter of Vivian W. Adams and Goldie Winters, on 8 December 1992 at Fort Bend Co., TX; Sandra may have been previously married to Robert Michael Brashear, 9 JAN 1966. Charles Gilbert Harger died on 20 June 2017 at Richmond, Fort Bend Co., TX, at age 75

Obituary -- Fort Bend Hernald, Fort Bend, Texas; 21 JUN 2017 (

Charles "Corky" Harger was born October 18, 1941, in Vinton, Iowa, and went to be with his loving wife, Sandy, and best friend, Ben Reynolds, on June 20, 2017. He was the third of five children born to Orland & Lois Harger.

He was predeceased by his parents and oldest brother, Lyle Harger.

He is survived by his brother, Dr. M. L. Harger and his wife, Helen, of Deer Park, Cheryl Boyd and her husband, Sam, of Horseshoe Bay and brother, Gary Harger and his wife, Elene, of Georgetown. He is also survived by his four children, Tammy Tinsley and her husband, Pat, of Lubbock, James Harger and his wife, Donna, of Lubbock, Lee Harger and his wife, Michelle, of Lubbock and Chris Harger and his wife, Heather, of Lubbock. He was also a proud granddad and great granddad of 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

An honorably discharged veteran of the USAF as a radar technician, Corky spent many years following his discharge servicing radio towers and radio phones long before the advent of the cell phone. In his time, he climbed some of the tallest radio towers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. In more recent years, he and his late wife Sandy were the owners and operators of Ft. Bend Saddlery, a tack and leather supply company based in Richmond/Rosenberg focused on the hunter/jumper clubs and shows throughout the Southwest.

Other than his family and “Big Red” his Harley, his proudest achievement was his involvement with Alcoholics Anonymous clubs in the Richmond area and the lives he has directly impacted through his sobriety, love, encouragement and commitment. His family thanks this larger family of his closest friends for their love, encouragement and support over the past few months as his health declined. A special thank you is due to Thurman Bolton and Dr. Ivan Mefford for their devotion and continued care.

A celebration of his life and the lives of those he touched will be held at Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg with a time for friends and family on this Friday, June 23, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., service on Saturday, June 24, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., graveside immediately following at Morton Cemetery in Richmond.

Pallbearers are Gary Carol, Gary Bob Moran, Al Kovar, Thurman Bolton, Sam Sloan and grandson Jason Johnson.

He was buried in June 2017 at Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Fort Bend Co., TX, Findagrave #180749601.

George Washington Harger

M, b. 18 March 1864, d. 6 August 1956
     George Washington Harger was born on 18 March 1864 at Benton Co., IA. He married Sara Ella Barr. George Washington Harger died on 6 August 1956 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, at age 92. He was buried in August 1956 at Murdoch-Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #8747846.

Child of George Washington Harger and Sara Ella Barr

Grover Dale Harger

M, b. 11 January 1892, d. 30 November 1963
     Grover Dale Harger was born on 11 January 1892 at Benton Twp., Benton Co., IA. He was the son of George Washington Harger and Sara Ella Barr. Grover Dale Harger married Nellie Mabel Johnson, daughter of Robert Elson Johnson and Deborah Helen Wilt, on 1 July 1914, Grover remarried to Evelyn (Barker) Klopp Helle. Grover Dale Harger died on 30 November 1963 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, at age 71

Obituary -- (

Husband of Nellie Mabel JOHNSON Harger (and after Nellie's death) Evelyn BARKER Klopp Harger Helle. Son of George Washington Harger II & Sara Ella BARR Harger. Father of Orland Floyd Harger, Harold Lenley Harger, Annabell Mae HARGER Weaver, & Verle Dean Harger. Brother of Pauline Amy HARGER Cuber Andrew; Lloyd Burton Harger; Homer Clyde Harger; Lucille HARGER Pellatrini. Maternal Grandfather of Andy Nolan Weaver, who was born on his 63rd birthday. Grover died at the same time his country was mourning the assassination of President Kennedy.

He was buried in December 1963 at Murdoch-Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, Findagrave #8747724.

Children of Grover Dale Harger and Nellie Mabel Johnson

Harold Lenley Harger

M, b. 4 March 1918, d. 23 August 2008
     Harold Lenley Harger was born on 4 March 1918 at Benton Co., IA. He was the son of Grover Dale Harger and Nellie Mabel Johnson. Harold Lenley Harger lived in 1942 at Linn Co., IA. He began military service on 4 April 1942 at Fort Des Moines, Lee Co., IA, WW II service, enlisted. He married Pauline Lois Zimmerman, daughter of Otto Joseph Zimmerman and Minnie E. Wieneke, on 12 July 1942 at Key Field, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS, The Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois); Tuesday, 21 July 1942; Page 11; (

Mr. and Mrs. Otto J. Zimmerman of Pana announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Pauline, to Pvt. Harold L. Harger, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Their wedding took place on July 12, in the chapel at Key Field, Meridian, Miss., where private Harger is stationed. Attendants were Mary Alice Whitman of Tully, New York, and Private Carl V. Fellers, Pana. The couple will reside in Meridian.

Harold Lenley Harger lived between 1947 and 1948 at Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN. He lived between 1995 and 2007 at St. Louis Co., MO. He died on 23 August 2008 at Des Peres, St. Louis Co., MO, at age 90

Obituary -- The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Tuesday, 26 August 2008; Page 13; (

Harold L. Harger, 90, a longtime resident of Des Peres, MO, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008.

Harold was born March 4, 1918, in Benton County, IA, the son of Grover and Nellie Harger. He graduated from Urbana High School in 1936 and Cedar Rapids Business College in 1939. He enlisted in the Army in 1942, attended Officer Candidate School, and served in Europe until December 1945 as a First Lieutenant in the 398th Quartermaster Truck Company. He married Pauline Zimmerman, his wife of 60 years, on July 12, 1942.

After high school, Harold worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during The Depression under the Iowa National Guard. He was a salesman for Wilson Meat Co. for several years. After his military service he obtained his private pilot's license on the GI Bill. In 1949, he was employed as a salesman for Allied Mills, Inc., a position he held until his retirement in 1983. Harold was a hard worker, dependable and honest, and enjoyed his work. He received many honors for outstanding performance as a salesman, including the Pacesetter Award in 1976. He made many lasting friendships from those he met in his work.

Harold enjoyed traveling and made regular trips with his family as their children were growing up. After he retired, he and Pauline wintered in their travel trailer in Florida and South Texas for many years. They traveled extensively across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and visited friends and family from coast-to- coast. He also returned to Europe with an Army buddy and their wives to revisit places they had seen during World War II. After Pauline suffered a severe stroke in 1989 and became disabled, Harold cared for her at home for 11 years. He loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his home, and his friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, carpentry projects, growing tomatoes, flying, and travel. Harold was a very social person: he was a member of Kirkwood United Methodist Church, Kirkwood Masonic Lodge 484, and the St. Louis Shrine.

Harold is survived by his children, Joann Bender of Iowa City, IA, Patricia Bax of Des Peres, MO, Thomas (Barbara) of Albuquerque, NM, and James (Karen) of Rockford, IL; his sister, Annabell Weaver of Cedar Rapids, IA; his brother, Verle Harger of Bellflower, CA; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Pauline (Zimmerman) Harger in 2002; his brother, Orland Harger in 1995; and his grandson, Bret David Bender in 2007.

Visitation will be at Kirkwood United Methodist Church, 210 W. Adams, Kirkwood, MO, on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 4 PM, followed immediately by the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold's memory to Kirkwood United Methodist Church, St. John's Hospice, or the Shriner's Hospital for Children, St. Louis.

He was buried in August 2008 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis Co., MO, Findagrave #29339430.

Child of Harold Lenley Harger and Pauline Lois Zimmerman

Joann Beth Harger

F, b. 29 August 1943, d. 24 July 2015
     Joann Beth Harger was born on 29 August 1943. She was the daughter of Harold Lenley Harger and Pauline Lois Zimmerman. Joann Beth Harger was educated; Graduate of Kirkwood High School, Saint Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri (1961); Received her Nursing degree from Saint Louis Deaconess College of Nursing (1964). She lived between 1978 and 2008 at Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA. She died on 24 July 2015 at Iowa City, Johnson Co. (probably), IA, at age 71

Obituaryies -- The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Wednesday, 29 July 2015; Page P10;

Joann Bender
Iowa City

Joann B. Bender, 72, of Iowa City, died unexpectedly Friday, July 24, 2015. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa city, concluding with a time of sharing, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Following that time, an open house will be held at 2433 Nevada Ave., Iowa City.

Online condolences and a complete obituary can be found at

Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services; July 2015 (Internet)

Joann B. Bender
1943 - 2015

Joann B. Bender, 71, of Iowa City, died unexpectedly Friday, July 24, 2015.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 3-4:30 p.m., Friday, July 31st at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, concluding with a time of sharing, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Following that time, an open house will be held at 2433 Nevada Avenue in Iowa City. Memorials in Joann's name may be directed to the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa.

Joann Beth Bender graduated from Kirkwood High school in St. Louis, Missouri in 1961, and earned her Nursing Degree from St. Louis' Deaconess College of Nursing in 1964. She was dedicated to her career in nursing and to helping others. She worked at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Luke's in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The University of Iowa Orthopedics Department and Hospital Schools. She later worked part-time at WIC of Johnson County.

Joann had a strong sense of community and volunteered continuously throughout her life. She was an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, as each of her children where "Littles". She served on the board, organizing events, and as a recruiter. She was integral to the organization's transition from the locally based PALS program to the Big Brothers Big Sisters national affiliation. For the past ten years, she was an active member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Southeastern Iowa, serving on the board, organizing events, and helping to create a support group for caretakers. In 2013 she was named volunteer of the year through The ARC.

She was a devoted single mother of four, a daughter, a big sister, and a friend. She never hesitated to go the extra mile – literally or figuratively – for those she loved. Her love and generosity expended far beyond the family she was born into. Many people regarded her as second a mother and a grandmother. She organized family events, hosted holidays, and was the keeper of the family history. She loved to travel and experience new things. She was an artist, loved to sew and craft. She was a do-it-yourselfer to the end. She was the definition of strength, fortitude, and grace, and demonstrated this through every challenge she faced. She was always present, willing to listen, often giving advice, forming a plan and taking action; whether aiding a friend in need or caring for a sick family member she gave her all. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline and Harold Harger and her youngest son, Bret Bender. She is survived by her children, Scott (Santwana Dasgupta), Sarah and Kathleen (Seth Owen), and their families; a sister, Pat Bax, and brothers, Tom (Barb) Harger, and Jim (Karen) Harger, and their families.

Joann was an amazing, independent woman whose strength and luminosity will continue to radiate. She will continue to be a motivation in the lives of everyone she knew.

Note: Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Iowa; Saturday, 21 February 1981; Page 5; (

Pals Program: Appreciation Week

The biggest boosters of the Pals Program are probably the people it serves.

Joann Bender, 2433 Nevada Ave., has two children in the program.

Scott, 12, a seventh grader at South East Junior High School, was matched last April with Jack Darland, 316 S. Johnson St., a University of Iowa student.

Sarah, 9, a fourth grader at Grant Wood Elementary School, was matched in November with Pat Curry, 547 Emerald St., an employee of Hawkeye Wholesale.

The Benders wrote letters about their experiences with the program.

A mother's view:

"Single parenting is a balancing act," involves "trying to somehow make time and money and energy stretch far enough to give everyone a fair share," Bender said in a letter of support for the Pals Program.

"Four children (ages 3, 6, 9 and 12) a job, a house, a car, the yard, the finances, laundry, shopping, cooking, illnesses, child care and other activities of daily living seemed at times like a never-ending uphill climb.

"Always conspicuous was the ever present need of four special children for individual recognition, to be talked to and listened to, to develop their own ever broadening personal interests."

"I tried many approaches. I let one stay up late, in turn. I occasionally kept one home from school.

"We took turns having private outings with mom. I pent a lot of money for sitters to leave three to be with one and always came home to three children who felt somewhat slighted and demanded even more of my attention. I felt I always 'owed' something to someone.

"Then I found Pals. My children were enthusiastic from the start and very accepting of my honestly stating the problem: you need a special adult and it can't always be me.'

"We have a family agreement that each child gets a Pal when he or she enters first grade and then gets less of Mom's time. This seems fair to everyone and has eliminated any jealousy from the young ones."

"Scot has learned to travel confidently by bus and can ride his bike safely in city traffic. (His Pal doesn't have a car). He got started in model rocketry with good supervision. (What do Moms know of such things?)

"Sarah made a beautiful piece of macramé (not one of my skills), had help making puppets and someone to listen to her plays which can go on indefinitely.

"Both children are seeing a different life style and are learning attitudes unlike my own which will broaden their consideration of choices as adults.

"While Sarah and Scott are busy with their Pals, I can spend time with the younger children without anyone feeling slighted.

"Even our family outings are more relaxed and fun because no one is pushing forward with a terribly acute need for individual attention.

"Single parenting is still a struggle, though not without its rewards. But Pals has tipped the scales to everyone's advantage in my family.

"My unending gratitude goes out to all the fine people at Pals."
Scott says:

Pals is a good group because:
1. My Mom works 3 to 11 p.m. so we can't really do after school activities.
2. Gives you someone you can really talk to.
3. Show you new things.
4. Gives you another view on problems.
5. Visits give you something to look forward to.
6. Help on work and projects.
7. Can do things with a Pal without little brothers or sisters getting in the way.

Sarah says:

I like having a Pal because I can do new things I didn't know about before like macramé and playing chess. I wasn't able to do a lot of stuff before my pal came because of the two youngest kids in our family. The most fun thing is meeting a new person that likes to do the things you like to do and even more. I like being with my Pal because when my mom can't do something with me once a eek, my Pal can.

Child of Joann Beth Harger

Lyle Edwin Harger1

M, b. 5 June 1936, d. 27 April 1990
     Lyle Edwin Harger was born on 5 June 1936 at Iowa.1 He was the son of Orland Floyd Harger and Lois Jean Henkle.1 Lyle Edwin Harger married Patricia Nell Dowdy on 31 August 1961 at Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX; Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas); Sunday, 23 July 1961; Page 41; (

Nell Dowdy Engaged

HOUSTON (Special) -- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dowdy of Wichita Falls have announced the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Nell Dowdy to Lyle E. Harger, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Harger, Lubbock.

Miss Dowdy is a graduate of Wichita Falls High School. She attended Midwestern University and is a graduate of the University of Houston.

She is employed by Humble Oil and Refining Co.

Harger attended Tom D. Lubbock High School and is a graduate of Schreiner Institute in Kerrville. He is a member of the varsity basketball team at the University of Houston.

Vow will be read at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 in the First Methodist Church of Wichita Falls.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas); Friday, 01 Sep 1961; Page 54; (

Lyle Hargers Are To Live In Houston

WICHITA FALLS (Special) -- Mr. and Mrs., Lyle Edwin Harger (Patricia Nell Dowdy), whose marriage took place at 8 p.m. Thursday at First Methodist Church will be at home in Houston, where she is employed with Humble Oil and Refining Co. and he is a student at the University of Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dowdy of this city and Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Harger of 2422 32nd St. Lubbock, are parents of this couple.

The Rev. Neil Winslow officiated at a double-ring ceremony following musical numbers by Don Owen and Jim Herndon.

Presented in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of embroidered tulle, the fitted bodice featuring a portrait neckline edged in lace, brief sleeves and a bouffant skirt fashioned with nine tiers of embroidered tulle terminating in a fan shaped train. The tiered veil of imported French illusion fell to fingertip length from a tiara of seed pearls and iridescent sequins. The bride carried white sweetheart roses with shower of lilies-of-the valley.

Sisters Are Attendants

The bride's attendants were her sister, Mrs. Denny Bishop of Houston and the bridegroom's sister, Miss Cheryl Harger of Lubbock. They wore royal blue street-length peau de soie dresses made with scoop necklines, cap sleeves and fitted with pearl trim and carried stylized arrangements of white pompons.

Dennis Frank Bishop of Houston was best man and the bride's brother, Ronnie Dowdy, was groomsman. Guests were seated by C. H. Dowdy Jr. and Tommy Thompson and Donald Scheverak of Houston.

Following the reception in Fellowship Hall, the couple left for a trip to Corpus Christi, the bride traveling in a navy blue silk suit with matching accessories and a corsage of white roses.

Mrs. Harger, a former student at Midwestern university in this city, received a BBA degree from the University of Houston. She was presented as a Junior Forum debutante in Wichita Falls.

Her husband attended Tom S. Lubbock High School and graduated from Schreiner Institute, Kerrville. He is a member of the university basketball team.

Lyle Edwin Harger died on 27 April 1990 at age 53. He was buried in 1990 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Findagrave #130113647.


  1. [S3611] 1940 Federal Census, Dane County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4468.

Orland Floyd Harger

M, b. 25 March 1916, d. 21 October 1995
     Orland Floyd Harger was born on 25 March 1916 at Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA. He was the son of Grover Dale Harger and Nellie Mabel Johnson. Orland Floyd Harger married Lois Jean Henkle on 27 October 1935 at Vinton, Benton Co., IA; The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Friday, 01 Nov 1935; Page 14; (

URBANA -- Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Henkle are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Lois Jean and Orland Harger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Harger of South of Urbana, at Vinton Oct. 27 at the home of the pastor, the Rev. Loren Jenks.

The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa); Friday, 01 November 1935; Page 6; (

URBANA, Ia. -- The marriage of Miss Lois Jean Henkle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Henkle, and Orlande (sic) Harger, who live two miles south of town, was announced on Thursday by the bride's parents. The wedding was performed by Rev. Loren T. Jenks, pastor of Vinton Church of Christ, Oct. 27. The bride was a member of the senior class of the local high school and has been a member of the high school band four years. Mr. Harger graduated from the local high school last May.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 10 Nov 1935; Page 14; (

Mrs. Clifford Henkle's and Mrs. Grover Harger were hostesses at a miscellaneous shower Friday at the Henkle home honoring Mrs. Henkle's daughter, Mrs. Orland Harger, a recent bride.

Orland Floyd Harger lived in April 1940 at 506 Ohio Avenue, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Assistant manager, retail store.1 He died on 21 October 1995 at Temple, Bell Co., TX, at age 79

Obituary -- The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Wednesday, 01 Nov 1995; Page 14; (

Orland F. Harger, 79, of Canyon Lake, Texas, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 1995, in Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas, following heart surgery. Memorial services were Oct. 25 at Resthaven Funeral Home, Lubbock, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Lois; three sons, Merlyn of Deer Park, Texas, Charles of Richmond, Texas, and Gary of Sweetwater, Texas; a daughter, Cheryl Boyd of Houston; two brothers, Harold of St. Louis and Verle of Long Beach, Calif; and a sister, Annabell Weaver of Cedar Rapids.

Also surviving are an aunt, Pauline Andrew of Cedar Rapids; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lyle.

Memorials to Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, 703 Irene St. Canyon Lake, Texas 78133.

He was buried in October 1995 at Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX, Findagrave #128313386.
Note: Newspaper articles:

The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa); Tuesday, 23 April 1935; Page 12; (

Urbana Senior Play

Urbana, Ia. -- Members of the Senior class of Urbana high school will present the play, "The Blue Bag," at Legion hall, April 26, beginning at 8 p.m. Members of the cast are: ......
[included Orland Harger]

The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin);? ? Friday, 01 Jun 1945; Page 1; (

Boards 1 and 3 Summon 53 Men

Fifty-three men have been ordered to report for active duty by Dane county selective service boards 1 and 3. The men Are: ................
[included Orland F. Harger, St. Paul, Minn.]

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 27 Dec 1953; Page 35; (

Mr. and Mrs. Orland Harger and their family of Lubbock, Texas, and Mrs. Carl Thornton, Jr. and her daughter, Jill, of Madeira, Ohio, are spending the holidays with the Cliff Henkles.

[NOTE: Mrs. Carl Thornton, Jr. is Orland Floyd Harger's sister-in-law.]

Morning Avalanche (Lubbock, Texas); Thursday, 23 February 1956; Page 29; (


Own and operate a profit proven "Zesto" soft ice cream drive-in. A clean, profitable, cash business with no credit worries. We assist in choosing the best business locations and secure the lowest prices on all needed equipment. Financing available for responsible persons. For a more secure and independent future, ACT NOW. Write or call Orland Harger, c/o ZESTO -- 2892 Ave. Q, Lubbock, Texas.? ? .....

Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas); Friday, 21 Oct 1960; Page 32; (

Silver Wedding Day Will Be Observed By Hargers

Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Harger, 2422 32nd St., will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary at an open house from 7 until 10 p.m. Saturday at their home.

The couple have four sons, Lyle and Merlyn Harger of Houston; Charles Harger of Amarillo and Gary of the home, and one daughter, Miss Cheryl Harger.

Assisting in hospitalities will be the daughter, Mrs. Merlyn Harger, and Mrs. Harger's mother, Mrs. C. C. Henkle of Vinton, Iowa.

After their marriage in Vinton on Oct. 27, 1935, the couple moved to St. Paul, Minn. They have been Lubbock residents since 1951.

A Silver and white motif will be featured in appointments at the open house.

Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri); Wednesday, 17 January 1962; Page 31; (

Honest Man Finds Merchant's Lost Cash Box

"My faith in mankind has been renewed," said Orland F. Harger of Belleville Tuesday after a stranger returned his cash box containing $260 that he had misplaced on Monday afternoon.

Mr. Harger, who recently opened the Belleville Feed and Supply Company at 601 Benton st., Belleville said he had placed the metal box on top of his car about 5:20 p.m. Monday. He was holding several other articles when he entered the car.

When he drove away, the box fell to the pavement near his company. The finder, Danny Walta. 26, a florist of 2209 Caseyville ave., East St. Louis, took the cash box to the Belleville police station.

Mr. Harger called the police to report the loss at 7 p.m. and was informed that the box was awaiting him at the station. It contained $130 in cash and the same amount in checks.

Mr. Walta received a $10 reward from Mr. Harger.

Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas); Sunday, 11 May 1975; Page 78;

Orland Harger, with Food Service Equipment & Supply, recently participated in a Dealer Sales Development Program at Hobart Corp. headquarters in Troy, Ohio. The program is designed to train local dealer sales and engineering personnel in the total systems concept of kitchens in the industry.

Herald-Zeitung (New Braunfels, Texas); Tuesday, 24 February 1987; Page 12; ("

Local Shriner appointed

Alzafar Shrine's Illustrious Potentate Terry McGuire has announced that several area Shriners have been appointed to posts in that organization.

McGuire also announced that Orland F. "Pappy" Harger has been elected president of Canyon Lake Shrine Club for 1987. Harger was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master mason in January 1953 in Yellowhouse Lodge number 841 in Lubbock. He is a charter member of the Scottish Rite Consistory spring reunion 1973.

Harger became a member of Kiva Temple AAONMS in Amarillo in 1`973. He affiliated with Alzafar Shrine Temple in 1982 and his Masonic Lodge membership is in Canyon Lake Lodge number 1425 AF and AM having affiliated with Canyon Lake Lodge in 1982.

Herald-Zeitung (New Braunfels, Texas); Tuesday, 01 November 1994; Page 7; (

Orland "Pappy" Harger of Canyon Lake has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation, in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community.

Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is the foundation's highest honor. It is a recognition of a commitment to humanitarian service.

Orland "Pappy" Harger is a member of the Canyon Lake Noon Lion's Club, District 2 D3. He recently received a finely crafted plaque and Lapel pin acknowledging his dedication to the foundation's humanitarian goals. As Melvin Jones Fellow, Pappy Harger becomes a part of a growing network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.

Children of Orland Floyd Harger and Lois Jean Henkle


  1. [S3611] 1940 Federal Census, Dane County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4468.

Rebecca Joan Harger

F, b. 1 January 1952, d. 13 July 1988
     Rebecca Joan Harger was born on 1 January 1952 at Iowa. She was the daughter of Verle Deen Harger and Virginia E. Caster. Rebecca Joan Harger died on 13 July 1988 at Orange Co., CA, at age 36.