Harriet Louise Newhart King

Monday, July 7, 2014

Harriet King passed away July 3, 2014 of natural causes at Beacon Hill Specialty Nursing in Denison, TX.

Harriet was born December 29, 1924 in Ithaca, New York. She resided in Trumansburg, New York until 1998. She loved working at Tompkins County Trust Company where she worked her way up from bookkeeper and teller to loan officer. She retired in 1979 and after the death of her husband, Robert, moved to Berryville, Arkansas in 1998 to be near her sister Fredericka Newhart. Harriet found a new home and family of friends in Berryville and enjoyed many happy years there.

She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was very active in the hospital auxiliary and DAR in Berryville.

She moved to Texas in 2013 to be near her daughter and resided at Pecan Point Assisted Living where she found a wonderful new family and environment.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Robert, granddaughter Bobbi and sister Fredericka. She is survived by her daughter Patricia Purcell, nieces Nancy Cali and Cathy Kenerson and nephews David King, Gordon King and Daniel Parrish and numerous cousins. She had four step granddaughters, three step great grandchildren and one step great great granddaughter.

Harriet will be remembered for her good sense of humor and her unwavering willingness to help others and her generosity.

Memorials may be sent to the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, and the United Methodist Church, Berryville, Arkansas 72732.