Nancy Carver Harsh 1918 - 2010 Topeka
A memorial service for Nancy Carver Harsh, 91, Topeka, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Topeka.
She died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at home.
She was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Herman and Nancy Roberts Carver.
Mrs. Harsh graduated from Marshall (Mo.) High School in 1936 and attended Missouri Valley College.
She worked at Socony Vacuum Oil in Kansas City until 1948. In 1955 she and her husband moved to Topeka in conjunction with his employment at Hallmark Cards. For many years she worked as a secretary for the First Presbyterian Church.
In the 1960s she was a fan of Shawnee Lake boys baseball. She was a member of a weekly bridge group, First Presbyterian Church, Women’s Church Circle, the Topeka Round-Up Club, the Roundettes and Capitol City Quilt Guild. She was an accomplished quilter and seamstress.
She married Philip W. Harsh on May 29, 1948. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Harsh was also preceded in death by her parents, sister Helen and brother Herman Jr., a Royal Canadian Air Force pilot who died in 1943.
She is survived by her four children, Bayliss Harsh and husband Doug DuBois, Lawrence, Philip, Berryton, George and wife Kathy, Auburn, and Bill, Chicago; a niece, Nancy Lea Pendleton, Overland Park; and a beloved dog, Rusa, of the home.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the church, 817 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66612, the Topeka Round-Up Club, 7843 SW 37th St., Topeka, KS 66614, or the service organization of the donor’s choice.