Emmagene (Huffer) Aitkens Zarifis, 91, of rural Michigantown, died at 5:20 p.m. October 29, 2017 at Wesley Manor. She was born August 30, 1926 in Forest Township of Clinton County to Paris K. & Retta Lucetta (Ratcliff) Huffer. She was first married to Glenn A. Harshbarger. She later married Paul M. Aitkens on July 20, 1963 and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1987. She then married Paul H. Zarifis on April 8, 1988 and he preceded her in death on October 22, 2007.
Mrs. Zarifis was 1944 graduate of Rossville High School and a graduate of Huffer Beauty School. She was a longtime Clinton County resident except for 3 years in Oakridge Tennessee. Emmagene was a beautician for Huffer Beauty Shop and worked at P.R. Mallory for 10 years. She attended Union Baptist Church. She later became a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort and was a member of the Ladies of Charity and The Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and traveling. Emmagene traveled many places including; Africa, Canada, Tanzania, Istanbul, Athens, Europe, Mexico and the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery.
3 Daughters: Judith Ann Crum of Michigantown, Beverly Kay (Joseph) Harmon of Kokomo, Janice Lee (Byron) Wolfe of Rossville, Daughter-in-Law: Janis Harshbarger of Kirklin, Step-Daughter: Darlene Zarifis of Indianapolis, Step-Son: Michael (Karen) Zarifis of Bourbonnais, Ill., 12 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren and several Great Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Christine Harshbarger, son, William Glenn Harshbarger Sr. and step-son, Dr. Gavin Aitkens.