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Maurine (Ogden) Harness

April 6, 1926 ~ February 18, 2018 (age 91)

            Marjorie Maurine Harness, 91, of Mexico, MO, formerly of Middletown, MO, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain in Mexico, Missouri.

            Mrs. Harness was the daughter of Aubrey Taylor Ogden and Kathryn Virginia Burks Ogden, born on April 6, 1926 in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

            She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1944 and married her class mate Lowell Gene Harness on August 8, 1947 in Bowling Green. 

            Maurine and Lowell settled on a farm near Middletown, MO in 1952 and actively farmed there for over 60 years.  Maurine was preceded in death by her husband Lowell in 2016.

            Maurine and Lowell are the parents of Harry Taylor (Connie), Farmington, MO, Donald Gene (Ann), Mexico, MO, Kent Ogden (Susan), Mexico, MO and Sherie Beth (Jerry) Magner, Hiawatha, IA.  They have 7 grandchildren:  Jennifer Harness, Mexico, MO, Katie (Michael) Hemmer, Hamburg, Germany, Andrew Magner, Des Moines, IA, Courtney Magner, Hiawatha, IA, and Christopher, Mary Caroline, and Becket Harness, Farmington, MO.

            Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.  Scott Lemasters officiated.

            Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Cyrene, Missouri.  Serving as pallbearers were Lyndell Ankrom, Alan Dempsey, Kevin Gregory, Cecil Harness, Terry Pritchett and Paul Thomas.

            Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service, Saturday, at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions were suggested to Antioch Cemetery c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.