The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 20, 2014

Lena May Harms

Published 2-20-14


Associated Press

Cleo Springs, OK — CLEO SPRINGS — Funeral service for Lena May Harms will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Fairview Funeral Home Chapel, Fairview, Okla. The Revs. Carol and Nina Coulter will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Cemetery. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.

Lena was born Nov. 29, 1927, in Lakin, Kan., to Willis and Faye (Combes) Bone and passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Enid, Okla.

She grew up in Kansas, graduating from high school in Topeka.

Lena worked for Walgreens in Topeka as a soda jerk while in high school. After graduation she moved back to Lakin and worked for a family as a housekeeper.

In 1946, she married Leo Harms in Deerfield, Kan.  They added a son and three daughters to this union.

In 1951, Leo and Lena moved to their Cleo Springs farm, where they lived until his death. Most of her life, Lena helped Leo on their dairy farm.  

Lena loved flowers and reading. She enjoyed sewing for her family and made the best bread in the county.

Lena is survived by her son, Larry Harms and wife SzeYing of Ringwood, Okla.; two daughters, Linda Petty and husband Daniel of Enid, Okla., and Lynette Khaladj and husband Hossein, also of Enid, Okla.; son-in-law, Leonard Morris and Debbra of Fairview, Okla.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eileen Papp of New York.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo in 2011; one daughter, LaDonna Morris; one brother and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to OMRF, heart or cancer divisions, with the funeral home acting as custodian.

Condolences may be made at www.fairviewfuneral homeinc.com.

(Submitted by family)