Mary Joan Harrington

Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Feuerborn Family Funeral Service
219 S. Oak P.O. Box 408
Garnett, Kansas, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018
First United Methodist Church
205 S. Oak St.
Garnett, Kansas, United States

Obituary of Mary Joan Harrington

Mary “Joan” Harrington, age 85, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Guest Home Estates, Garnett.

She was born June 28, 1933 in Pratt, Kansas to Dwight E. and Fannie (Boyke) Williams.  She graduated from Pratt High School in 1951.

Joan married her high school sweetheart, Maury Harrington on December 21, 1952, while Maury was in the Air Force.  They lived in Manhattan, Kansas until Maury’s graduation then moved to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas for his internship before accepting a County Agent job in Garnett, Kansas. 

Joan’s hobbies were reading, collecting cookie jars, sewing, cooking and particularly baking.  During her working years, Joan was employed at the Sale Barn, Neal’s Pharmacy, Pizza Hut, Casey’s, and as a lunch lady at the grade school.  Her favorite activities were walking, working at the Garnett Public Library, the Thrift Shop and delivering Meals on Wheels.  She was an active and dedicated member often volunteering at the First United Methodist Church.  Joan was a volunteer for several years as a counselor at Rock Springs 4-H camp, along with her faithful bassett, Sadie.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dwight and Fannie Williams; her husband, Maurice Harrington in 2003; and her brother, Larry Williams in 2017. 

Joan is survived by two daughters, Cindy Foxx (Bryan) of  Fort Scott, Kansas and Kathi Emling (Rusty) of Chanute, Kansas; two sons, Jay Harrington (Diane) of Garnett, Kansas and Brad Harrington of Burlington, Kansas. She has eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Guest Home Estates, especially Sheila Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church, Garnett.  The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening, from 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m., at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas.  Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Garnett Public Library and left in care of the funeral home.

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