Mount Vernon News
  • Emerson Harman

  • May 28, 2011

MANSFIELD — Emerson “Slim” Harman, 93, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at his home following a short illness.

Emerson was born Feb. 13, 1918, to Andrew and Rebecca (Hinkle) Harman in Upshur County, W.Va. Emerson was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Germany during World War II. A 30-year employee of General Motors, Emerson retired in 1986.

Survived by a son, David Harman; a stepdaughter, Kay Noel; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Kathleen Franta.

Preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Harman; sons, John Harman and Douglas Harman; a stepdaughter, Penny Ferguson; three brothers; and four sisters.

Friends may call Wednesday, June 1, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

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