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Willard V. Harms

December 2, 2016

Willard V. Harms 87, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Kansas. He was born November 12, 1929 in Newton, Kansas to Leonard and Martha (Penner) Harms.  He also had a step-mother Elizabeth. On August 17, 1956 he married Ruby Funk and she survives of the home.  Willard was a farmer and stockman in Rural Peabody and a member of the Grace Hill Mennonite Church. 


He is survived by his wife Ruby of Peabody, KS; sons: Ronnie Harms of Peabody, KS and Mike Harms of Hutchinson, KS; and one brother Irwin Harms of Moundridge, KS. Willard is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Kolton, Kwenton, Kendra, Kalleigh, Alex , Kaitlyn and Grace.


Willard is preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings: Victor Harms, Ruth Harms, Elmer Harms, Lillian Leppke, Sylvester Harms and one younger sister Velma Fast.


Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2016 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church with Pastor Weldon Martens presiding. Burial will be in the Grace Hill Cemetery.  The casket will be open at Grace Hill Church from 9:30 a.m. to service time Monday.


Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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4 thoughts on “Willard V. Harms

  1. My family and I are deeply sorry for your loss of Willard. Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please remember, when a loved one passes on, it’s never a final goodbye, it’s a ‘see ya later!’ May God be with you guys.

  2. So sorry to hear about Uncle Willard..I remember having some great times at their house..May God surround you with His love and peace during these times.

  3. Ronnie, sorry to hear about your dad. May God shine his love and walk beside you and your family in this time of need.

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