Juanita Harmon


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Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Juanita M. Harmon, 92, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Friendship Manor in Rock Island.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Pastor Mark Frazee will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery in Hot Springs, Ark. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Friendship Manor in her memory.
Juanita was born Sept. 7, 1921, in North Adams, Mich., daughter of Herbert and Mabel Perkins Blanchard. She married Donald A. Harmon in September 1941 in Wauseon County, Ohio. Juanita worked as a homemaker, and previously worked at Petersen Harned Von Maur in Davenport as a photographer.
She enjoyed golfing, oil painting and dancing and was active in the various communities where she lived.
She will be remembered by her two sons, Gregory (Linda) Harmon, Rock Island, and Gary Harmon, Trinidad, Colo.; her grandson, Scott Harmon, Rock Island; her brother, Ray (Jan) Benn Jr., Addison, Mich.; and her sister-in-law, Rose (Don) Harmon-Callicott, Hot Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Andrew Blanchard, Norbert Blanchard; and sister, Eileen-Blanchard Bates.
Online condolences may sent to Juanita's family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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