Obituary for Barbara P. Harness
Palm Harbor, FL
Barbara Pennock Harness passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018 at the age of 94. Barbara was born July 9, 1923, in Battle Creek the daughter of Basil and Nellie Pennock. Barb lived in Jackson and spent her winters in Oldsmar, FL. Her outgoing personality and intelligence were two of the traits that helped Barb to rise to the position of executive secretary to the president of Aeroquip Corporation, a position she held until her retirement in 1985. Ever the redhead, Barb loved a good joke, singing, gardening, cards, and dogs of all shapes and sizes. As a member of the First Congregational Church of Jackson, Barb was an active volunteer, who enjoyed the fellowship and worship she found there. Barb was a member at The Country Club of Jackson where she enjoyed golfing and spending time with family and friends. Left to mourn her passing is her sister: Julia Williams; sister in law: Vivian Pennock; step daughter: Susan Park; step son Scott (Sharon) Harness; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Barb was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Jerry Harness; special friend: Sherwood Wagner; two siblings: Arlis Mellor and John Pennock. At Barb’s request cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33771 or Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Dr., Jackson, MI 49202 will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Barb’s family.