Louise C. Harner, of Niles

Published 9:05 am Thursday, April 3, 2014

Aug. 28, 1920 — April 1, 2014

Louise C. Harner, 93, of Niles, died with her daughters by her side at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Riveridge Manor in Niles following a brief illness.

She was born on Aug. 28, 1920, in Paden, Okla. to Marvin and Lois (McMahan) Holt and was raised in Manchester, Tenn. She came to Niles in 1946 and was employed for many years at the former Electric Products Company in Niles.

Louise Harner

Louise Harner

Louise was a charter member of the Church of Christ of Niles. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, shopping and reading fiction, especially the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Her greatest joy was spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

On Oct. 3, 1941, in Manchester, she married Fred Harner with whom she celebrated the 65th anniversary of their wedding the year before his death on Jan. 30, 2007. They had been preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Sable Kroner in 1988; and by Louise’s siblings, Pauline Gentry, George Holt, Harry Holt, Roberta Adams, and Evaline Gentry.

Surviving family includes two daughters, Joy Kathryn “Katie” (Donald) McAbee and Artie Ann (Kenneth) Harrell, both of Niles; ten grandchildren, Sarah (& Alan) Hinkle, Trisha (Bill) Kroner, Kimberly (Barry) Skalski, Linda (Chris) Lengle, Jennifer (Roger) Kirksey, Jacqueline Kirkdorfer, Matthew Harrell, Jason (Eva) Harrell, Donna McAbee, and Greg (Kathy) McAbee; twenty-one great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Louise Harner will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with Mr. David Thompson of the Church of Christ officiating. Committal will be private on Monday at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Harner may be made to the Church of Christ.