On the afternoon of February 9, surrounded by her loving family, our sweet Wilda Laurene Harman joined her beloved Kenny in paradise. Wilda was 104 years old.
She was born on March 11, 1915, to Alva Guy and Clio Polen Fletcher and was the oldest of their four children.
She was a graduate of Wheeling High School and Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing. In 1937, Wilda married Kenneth Arthur Harman and together they raised two children, Judith and James, on Wheeling Island.
Wilda loved her West Virginia Hills, WVU games and the Delaware Beaches. She was vibrant and active in the Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine and El Tor Grotto Auxiliary. She also was an active member of Thompson United Methodist Church, Pitman Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Yet Wilda’s greatest joy was her family. She loved eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Kenny; her brothers, Carl and Byron; and she will be greatly missed by her sister, Maxine Witzgal; her children and many very special nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday, February 14, 2020, at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, 304-242-2311, in Elm Grove.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m., until the time of the service at 1 p.m., with burial immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice: 5 Eves Dr., Suite 300, Marlton, NJ, 08053, or online at Samaritannj.org/giving.