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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joe Harman

60 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joe Harman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joe Harman of Elkins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17.

They were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1962 in Elkins at the Crystal Springs Community Church by the late Rev. Kenneth Corley.

Mr. Harman is the son of the late Dickson and Icie Harman. He retired in 1996 from Monongahela Power Company with 34 years as a crewman.

He also retired from the West Virginia Army National Guard 201st Field Artillery Battalion as a 1st Sergeant with 39 years of service, including serving in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Mrs. Harman, the former Virginia Fansler, is the daughter of the late Boyd and Kittie Fansler.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joe Harman

Mr. Harman is an active member of Post 29 American Legion and Post 3647 VFW of Elkins. He is a past Commander of Post 29, and in 2016 was honored with the Blue Cap Legionnaire of the Year award.

He works with funeral homes and families to organize military funerals in the area for fallen veterans. He is the caretaker of the American Legion Little Arlington Cemetery in Cravensdale, and serves as chairman of the cemetery board.

Mrs. Harman is a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary. They both oversee that the grounds of the cemetery are maintained, meet with families to reserve plots, and continually update maps and bookwork. They are members of the Elkins First Church of the Nazarene.

They are the parents of two daughters, Kathy Hamrick and husband Tommy, and Roberta Brown and husband Dan, all of Elkins.

They have one grandchild, Tyler Hamrick; two step grandchildren, Gary Brown and wife Lynnlee, and Samantha Casas and husband Robert. They also have seven step great grandchildren, Gavin, Ariella and Addy Brown, and Brayden, Amara, Daniella and Samuel Casas.

Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 412, Elkins, WV 26241.

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