HARKLESS, Donald Melvin, 75, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday, November 20, 2008, in Ohio Valley Medical Center.
He was born May 22, 1933 in Carroll County, Ohio, son of the late Harry P. and Anna May Burriss Harkless.
Mr. Harkless was retired from the C&P Telephone Company; was a four year Councilman in Valley Grove, W.Va.; and was a manger of Clearwater Travel Resort, Clearwater, Fla. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Douglas; and his stepmother, Soprona Harkless.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Mae McCormick Harkless; a son, Donald Bradley Harkless and his wife, Beverly, of Mt. Olivet; a daughter, Charlene L. Eames and her husband, Keith, of Dover, Ohio; two granddaughters, Charlea Ebert and her husband, Brad, and Donni Lehew and her husband, Donald, all of Mt. Olivet; four great grandchildren, Donald Dean Lehew, Karson Payne Ebert, Emmylea Dianne Lehew and Kurstin Everly Ebert; a brother, Greg Harkless of Delroy, Ohio; four sisters, Esther Capper, Kay Elifritz and her husband, Bill, all of Delroy, Jean Elifritz and her husband, Jim, of Leavittesville and Jean Ann Bradford and her husband, Don, of Wheeling; a stepgrandson, Josh Price; and step great-grandchildren, Austin, Ella and Gina Price.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2008 at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 1 p.m., with the Reverend Debbie Dague officiating.
Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com