Louise Frances Harman 1905-2002

Louise Frances Harman, 97, a former resident of First Street, Parsons, and more recently a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins, departed this life early Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2002. She had been in declining health.

She was born on Sunday, May 7, 1905, at Parsons, the daughter of William H. Poffenbarger and Valeria Frances Browning Poffenbarger.

On July 9, 1924, she was married to William M. Harman, who preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1971.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by six brothers, Harry, Rufus, Homer, John, Wade and Robert E. Lee Poffenbarger; and two sisters, Minnea P. Hinton and Maude P. Brinegar.

Mrs. Harman was a 1924 graduate of Parsons High School, was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Parsons.

Mrs. Harman was elected to the First National Bank board of directors in 1966. She was a member of the Mountain Valley Bank board of directors through 1992 and during 1993 was appointed director emeritus.

She was also a member of the River City Garden Club.

Friends will be received at the Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church of Parsons, 101 First St., Parsons, W.Va., 26287, or to the Five Rivers Public Library, 301 Walnut St., Parsons, 26287. The Barb & Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Louise Frances Harman.

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