Janet Sue Harshbarger

April 13, 2020

Janet Sue Harshbarger, 73, of Frankfort, Ind., died April 13, 2020 at her home.  She was born February 3, 1947 in Clinton County to the late John Vandervort and Mary Ann (Smith) Hibbard.  She married Larry Harshbarger on June 8, 1968 at the Colfax Christian Church and they were married for 51 years.

Janet was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident.  A hairdresser, she also worked at Peter Paul & retired after 10 years from Federal Mogul.  She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Visitation and Services

Private family services are planned. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

Husband: Larry J. Harshbarger of Frankfort, Twin Sons: Kenneth (Stephanie) Harshbarger of Mulberry and Heath (Jessica) Harshbarger of Mulberry, Sister: Vicki (Vandervort) Kirts of Lafayette, 2 Brothers-in-Law: Robert (Ruth) Harshbarger of Bloomington Normal, IL and Harry (Cheryl) Harshbarger of Lafayette, 5 Grandchildren: Ryan, Kyle, Sofia, Luke & Wyatt Harshbarger, Niece & Nephew: Allison Rader and Blake Harmon.


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54 Condolences for “Janet Sue Harshbarger”

  1. The Sharpe’s April 14, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family during this time.

  2. Deborah E King April 14, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Larry, boys and Vicki, I am so sorry to read of Janet’s passing. I remember the fun we had upstairs in their apt. on Walnut Street. Always enjoyed talking to her and hearing her stories of you boys as you grew into wonderful men.
    Larry it is a big adjustment living alone, you will manage with your kids support. Vicki if I can do anything to help you please call.
    Again my condolences
    Deb Pearcy King

  3. Judy and Stephen Cunningham April 14, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Stephen and I are so sorry to hear that Janet has passed on to Heaven. May God be with you all. Tell Larry and the boys we are so deeply sorry. We had such a good time together.

  4. Ron & Karon McColley April 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Larry, Heath, Kenneth & families,

    You cannot imagine how shocked and sorry we are to hear this news. Janet was such a good person, and we always enjoyed living in the same neighborhood with you both. She would frequently stop by in her car, and we would chat. Please, know that we would be at the funeral if it were not for these CoronaVirus times. God be with all of you.

  5. Lonette April 14, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Jason, Deann, Erica, Matthew, Morgan, Dave and Lonette

  6. Joe Root April 14, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    She was a great friend and a very nice lady. She always had a smile on her face and always greeted everyone and had time to chat. My condolences to her family . I know you’re grieving but he is no longer suffering.

  7. Lisa Castle April 14, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Larry Heath and Kenneth, We am so sorry to here about Janet, Just know our thought and prayers go out to you and your family. Even though I didn’t see Janet in the last few years I thought of her often. We had a lot of good times and good laughs, Baseball fields were the best of times. So happy we got to know her.
    God Bless, Chris and Lisa Castle, Jeff Hamilton

  8. Mitzi Shepard April 14, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    So very sorry to hear that Janet has passed. I have lots of memories of her coming to our house when i was a child and always having fun each time they all came to see us. She was always at our family reunions and was pleasant to be around. Always laughter and good fun! She will be missed. Rest in peace, tell all those Smith’s we’ll meet again someday. Love and prayers to the family,
    Cousin Mitzi

  9. Jane (Laughner) Ricker April 14, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    So so sorry Larry. Janet will be missed by all us. She was a good friend since school. Ed and I send you our deepest sympathy. Prayers are also following.

  10. Amy Smith April 14, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Larry, So sorry to hear of Janet’s pasing. She was always so much fun to be around, when we were kids, and as adults. I’ll always remember her smile, her laugh, and her kind heart. May she rest in peace! Amy Smith

  11. Carolyn Adams April 14, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Larry & family:
    You have my deepest sympathy & you are all in my prayers at this time. Jan was special to all of us. I will never forget here.
    Carolyn Adams, FSHS class of 65

  12. Dennis Donoho and family. April 14, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Janet was a kind loving person and will be missed. Sincere condolences!

  13. Rhonda Dale April 14, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Wow, so sorry for your loss Larry. I worked with Janet on a press, she was always fun to work with. She will be missed.

  14. Jim Spears April 14, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Larry, Heath and Kenneth, Sorry to hear of Janet passing, Prayers to the Harshbarger Family. Jim, Lupie and Justin Spears

  15. Annette Kelley April 15, 2020 at 12:39 am

    So sorry to hear about this sending hugs and prayers to the family.

  16. Joan Elliott April 15, 2020 at 7:47 am

    So sorry for your loss Larry. I will be thinking of you I know you’ll miss her greatly. Joan

  17. Janie & Bob Shurr April 15, 2020 at 8:51 am

    John 14:27 prayers of Peace to Janet’s family. All who knew her loved her!

  18. Mike Brackett April 15, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Like all baseball mothers, she understood: ya win some, ya lose some, and some get rained out. We will miss her “get it done” attitude.

  19. Gloria Hite April 15, 2020 at 9:35 am

    So sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the whole family.

  20. Rick and Tanny Irwin April 15, 2020 at 9:36 am

    So sorry for your loss! Janet was the best ! Prayers to the family during this tragic loss!

  21. The David Kimmel’s April 15, 2020 at 9:42 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Janet. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Sarah Bogard April 15, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Larry, Vicki and family, So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing! I know she will be missed. Prayers for all of you and much love too! Ron and Sarah

  23. Richard and Marilyn Clouse April 15, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Larry and Family

    We are so sorry to hear of your wife passing away! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God give you comfort and peace.

    Richard and Marilyn Clouse

  24. Lora Layton April 15, 2020 at 10:44 am

    My sincere condolences to the Harshbarger Family, Jessica and family in the loss of your mother-in-law. Miss you, Jessica and Dr. Sovanich at the dentist’s office.

  25. Jayne Kinslow April 15, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I loved this lady and enjoyed traveling to Vegas with her. Always in my heart. I’ll miss her!!

  26. Randy Lingelbaugh April 15, 2020 at 11:44 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Susie was a very special person who treated me like part of the family. She and Larry welcomed me into their home for a couple days when I was young when my parents were going through a divorce. She was my sister Janice’s 70 year + friend. She’ll be missed by her family and friends as she goes to meet her family in heaven. RIP special lady our thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Randy LIngelbaugh
    Janice’s brother
    Donna’s Son.

  27. Dennis and Susan Mills April 15, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Larry, Kenneth, Heath, and Family: Our hearts were so sad when we you told us about Janet. You have all been like family to us over the many years. We have enjoyed the 4th of July celebrations, fishing at the pond, and basketball games in the driveway. But most of all, we loved seeing Janet’s face light up when she shared stories about her boys, the daughter-in-laws, and the grandchildren. She was a proud Mother and Grandma. We will miss being her “garage door” neighbors and the many visits. God bless your family at this time. You will always be in our prayers.

  28. Linda Schendel April 15, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    To Janet’s Family – my sincerest condolences, she will be greatly missed especially by the Class of 65 monthly lunch group. Always a smile and a kind word – prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

  29. Sandra K Linkimer April 15, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. During this difficult time, sorry your family has this additional burden to bear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Tom and Sandra (Bell) Linkimer

  30. Opal Bower April 15, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Loved working with Janet at Federal Mogul. She enjoyed coming down to the American Legion. She will be missed by so many. Prayers for all of the family. Sending special hugs

  31. Kitty & Bill Lewis April 15, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Larry, Heath, Kenneth, and family.
    We are so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. We always think of her and her family with fond memories. Our kids grew up together. Those were special times in our lives. We so appreciated seeing Larry and Janet at Karen’s law school graduation. I know you guys will miss her. Prayers

  32. Terri Dean April 15, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Larry and Boys, I’m so sorry for your loss, Janet was a great lady, such a joy to talk with. She will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all. CHERISH YOUR MEMORIES

  33. Brenda Skiles April 15, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Janet’s passing. She was a sweet lady. I don’t know where we would be today without her. She convinced me to go on my first date with my husband over 46 years ago. She even loaned me her wedding dress to wear. She had a big heart. I know she will be missed. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time. Love you, Ron and Brenda Skiles

  34. Chris Warren Osting April 15, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    So sorry to hear about Janet. She and Vicki are somehow related to me. Remember Janet as being so sweet. My mother Jeanine thought a lot of Janet and Vicki.

  35. Gordy and Carol Jo Barnett April 15, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Sorry to hear about Janet’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Denny and Penny Hibbard April 16, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      Larry, Kenneth, Heath, and families, also to Vicki and family. We thought a lot of Janet and you as well Larry. Prayers for all of the family.

  36. Chad, Stephanie, and Kyler Kozuch April 15, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    We love you and are thinking of you and your entire family at this time.

  37. Mary London April 16, 2020 at 9:42 am

    To all of Janets family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Janets passing. We have good memories of times she would come to our house. We all had the same sence of humor so there was lots of laughs.
    It’s so sad to see any of our family members pass. We’ll see her again someday along with many that have gone before her.
    I pray for blessings and strength for this season of adjustment and transition.
    God bless all,
    Mary London

  38. Rusty Parker April 16, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Guys- We are heavy hearted to hear of Janet passing. She was a wonderful person. She and Larry were like a second set of parents to us growing up. There are too many good memories that could be shared to list them all here. She made a lot of Kool-aid and snacks for us growing up! May God draw close to you guys during this time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!!!


  39. Thomas G Johnson April 16, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Larry, my wife Nancy and I were saddened to learn of the loss of your wife, Janet. We trust that God, Who granted you so many years with her, may bear you through the grieving in the days ahead. In our own marriage of a mere 45 years, we remind ourselves often of God’s promises to His own children: “For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:

    “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
    “O death, where is your victory?
    O death, where is your sting?”

    The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” I Corinthians 15:53-58

    Thomas G. Johnson, Clinton Prairie, Class of 1966

  40. Gary and Beverly Stewart April 16, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Larry and Family,
    We were sorry to hear about Janet’s passing. We are thinking about all of you. Thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless all,
    Gary and Beverly Stewart

  41. Robert Richards April 16, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Larry, I’m sorry to hear about Janet. I’ve known her since we were seven years old. She was a great friend. My condolences to you and the family.

  42. Brad & Cathy Judge April 16, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Harshbarger Family

    Our sincere condolences to you all in your time of such a great loss.

  43. Mike Fran April 16, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    So sorry Larry. Prayers Mike and Fran

  44. Tim and Cindy Kuzmicz April 17, 2020 at 9:32 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences.
    Tim and Cindy Kuzmicz

  45. Marji Schnell April 17, 2020 at 11:43 am

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss after 51 years. A good marriage, and you both seemed to enjoy your twins as much as we enjoyed ours! Love to you and the family from the Texas Mitchell’s!
    Marji, Lee, and family

  46. Janice Bradshaw Crouch April 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

    The Bradshaw family is sending our sincere condolences to you and your family at the loss of Janet. May you find comfort in the memories of your loving years together.
    Cleo, Jim, Judy and Janice

  47. Janet Gish April 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Larry & Family Sorry For your loss, I’ll keep your family in my prayers. Robert’s classmate!

  48. Bill Tankersley April 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Janet. My condolences go out to Vicki and Janet’s family.

  49. Rex Young April 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Sorry for this loss Larry.

  50. Michael and Patsy flowers April 17, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Larry, Kennith, Heath and Vicki. you have our heart felt condolences on Janet’s passing. She was so fun to be with. So many years of friendship, so many good memories. May God hold all of you in his arms of love. Your in our prayers.

  51. Jane Kinslow Werner April 17, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Larry, so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers. Scott and Jane (Kinslow) Werner

  52. John Hobaugh April 17, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Larry, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of yourself and your family. I will see you soon for some coffee at McDonalds.

  53. Shandel Wallsmith April 18, 2020 at 9:05 am

    So sorry too hear your gone, we had fun times at Federal Mogul and the baseball field. Your sure going to be missed.

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