Martha Claravon Harless, age 93, of Kokomo and formerly of Elwood passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at her residence following a well lived life.
She was born in Niles, MI on March 23, 1928 the daughter of the late Oren and Adah (Gill) Sanders. On November 21, 1962 Martha married Donald E. Harless and they shared nearly 48 years of marriage together prior to his passing in 2010. Martha was retired from Delco Remy after 30 years of service. She loved to crochet, read, doing crafts, and going to church when she was able. More than anything Martha loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Martha is survived by her three children, Steve Simmons, Shelia (husband Bob) Donson, and Jeff (wife Cathy) Simmons; four grandchildren, Michelle (husband Tim) Erny, Greg Simmons, Jamie Simmons, and Jeremy Simmons; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, and husband, Martha was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Helen Simmons; great-great-granddaughter, Faith Byrd; and five siblings, Glad, Ruth, Cleo, Faye, and Mark.
Visitation will be held from 12 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Dunnichay Funeral Home. A funeral service to honor Martha's life will begin at 2 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Elwood Cemetery.
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