William G. “Bill” Harshbarger

March 16, 2011

William G. “Bill” Harshbarger 61 of Kirklin, IN, died at 6:55 p.m. March 16, 2011 at Seton Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, he had been ill for the past 10 months. Born July 8, 1949 in Clinton County, IN to Glenn A. & Emmagene (Huffer) Harshbarger. He married Janis L. Guffy on June 16, 1979 in Kirklin and she survives. Mr. Harshbarger was a 1967 graduate of Clinton Central High School and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. He worked at Chrysler Transmission in Kokomo, retiring in 2009 after 42 years. He was a member of the UAW. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, camping, target shooting and especially his family.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, March 20th from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Mother: Emmagene Zarifis of rural Michigantown Father: Glenn A. Harshbarger of Lafayette Wife: Janis L. Harshbarger of Kirklin Son: William G. Harshbarger Jr. of Lafayette Daughter: Lynette M. Harshbarger (fiancé Jim Bauerle Jr.) of Carmel 3 Sisters: Judith A. Crum of Michigantown, Beverly K. Harmon (Joe) of Kokomo and Janice L. Wolfe (Byron) of Rossville 3 half Sisters: Jill Lytle of North Carolina, Margo Murry of Indianapolis and Melissa Harshbarger of Burlington 1 half Brother: Miles Harshbarger (wife Lori) of Burlington

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by one sister.


10 Condolences for “William G. “Bill” Harshbarger”

  1. Carolyn and James Gregg March 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    You have our deepest sympathy. We did not know Bill, but Miles is our son-in-law. We will remember you in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort.

  2. Tanner Deisch March 17, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Bill Harshbarger N9NBW helped me get started in the world of Ham Radio. I fell in love with radio communications at a young age and Bill directed me on the process to get my radio license and I got my father Mark to get his as well. It was an honor to know Bill and the entire family. I send my deepest sympathy to your family and you are in my prayers!!
    73’s from KC9LPD

  3. John Neal March 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    My deepest sympathy to your family in this time of sorrow. You are in my prayers. I’m a friend of Lynette’s from St. Vincent.

  4. Scott & Kathy Moran March 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    You have our deepest sympathy. May God grant you peace and comfort in your time of need. Bill has been a great friend for many many years not only at Chrysler but as you well know outside of work too. Will continue to pray for you and the kids in your darkest hours. Feel free to stay in touch, as I will check in from time to time. Sorry we could be there for you and the family.
    Scott & Kathy Moran

  5. Dorothy Richardson March 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. I’m a friend of Lynette’s from St. Vincent.

  6. Nicole Paddock March 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Thinking of you, and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    St Vincent Hospital

  7. Rebecca Corcoran March 20, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I am praying for you and your family, Lynette.

  8. Jana Helmberger March 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you (Janis) and your family. I’m keeping you in my prayers, I didn’t know your husband, but do want you to know my heart goes out to you. If you need someone to talk to let me know. I’m unable to attend the viewing and funeral but will keep you in my prayers. God bless you and your loved ones. Jana

  9. Linda and David Ingram March 21, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Janis and kids,
    Our prayers go out to you and all of your family at this difficult time.

  10. M. Booker March 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Our prayers go out to you and all your loved ones, God bless you all.

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