Wilma Pearl Harman


Wilma Pearl Harman, 86, of Buckhannon, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Holbrook’s on the Hill.

She was born April 8, 1931, in Adrian, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Jeanetta Hunt Hayes.

On May 30, 1947, she married Duren Harman, who preceded her in death on December 18, 1972.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Lance, Gerald “Tuck,” Hartsel “Harts” and Ralph “Ront” Hayes; and three sisters, Dora Westfall, Ruby Wheaton and Shirley Bosley.

She is survived by one son, Ken Harman and wife, Joan, of Buckhannon; two granddaughters, Carrie Bowers and husband, Justin, of Buckhannon and Sara Linder and husband, Jeremy, of Eaton, Ohio; six great-granddaughters, Malia, Pressley and Isabella Bowers, all of Buckhannon and Tessa, Kinsey and Addie Linder, all of Eaton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Harman was known to her great grandchildren as “Chocolate Chip Grandma.” She loved playing bingo, feeding birds and finding Bible verses for her Sunday school class. Mrs. Harman was extremely loving and put the well-being of others before herself.

Friends will be received Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5-8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels and Pastor Justin Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607, to help with disasters around the world. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.