Mary passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at The Ambassador in Sidney.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Nancy Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church or The Ambassador in Sidney.
Mary Louise Sickler was born on November 14, 1934 in Shenandoah, Iowa the daughter of Marion and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Farrington) Sickler. Mary entered into eternal rest on February 11, 2020 at The Ambassador in Sidney, Iowa.
Mary's early life was spent in the Shenandoah community where she attended school. On August 25, 1951 she was united in marriage to Alfred Harms. The couple later moved to San Diego where Alfred was stationed in the United States Navy. After his discharge the couple returned to Shenandoah where they made their home. During her working years she served as a bookkeeper at Ray Stewart's Produce, Central Travel Agency and lastly at Central Surveys. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Some of her hobbies and interests included crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, doing cross stitch and other needle work projects. She especially enjoyed times spent with family and friends. Mary had a joyful heart and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Marjorie Manchester, Betty White, Pauline Eyberg and Dorothy Christofferson; brothers Willard Sickler, Leo Sickler and Robert "Bob" Sickler and her beloved husband of 42 years Alfred. Those left to cherish her memory include her children Carmen Erhart (Randy) and Norman Harms (Cheryl); grandchildren Brenda Linfor, David Harms and Christopher Harms; 5 great-grandchildren; other family and a host of dear friends.
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Carmen and Norman, we were sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We didn't know her, but I have many memories of both of you from school. She seemed to be a very accomplished person. It is always hard to lose a parent. Our deepest sympathy.
I remember Mrs. Harms from her days at Central Travel when my Dad was still involved. Later I remember her at Central Surveys, although my family had sold the business long ago. Mrs. Harms was always so kind to me. My thoughts keep returning to her vibrant smile. I was lucky to have known her. Godspeed.
Such a nice lady. Enjoyed square dancing with Al and Mary. So much fun.
I enjoyed working with Mary for many years! She was a sweetheart! My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. RIP Mary.
Mary had a big heart and always put others first. My prayers are with all the family during this difficult time.
Mary was always thinking of others first and foremost and was always very friendly and a fighter.. I will always remember her very well.. May u all find the comfort as u mourn for ur Mother and Grandma and great Grandma.. God is good all of the time and now ur Mother is safe in Gods arm’s forever
May God provide you with peace and strength during this difficult time. Psalm. 29:11
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