Jeanne Ann Harmon, Jeannie, 60 years young, December 16,1948 – February 12, 2009
Jeannie was called home to Jesus on Thursday, February 12, 2009 in Colorado Springs at her home. She was born on December 16, 1948 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Gorden Buckli and Eunice (Ebert) Buckli. She had two younger sisters, Jerilyn and Barbara.
Jeannie went to Apostolic Bible College and received a certificate of Bible Study in 1970. She continued her education at Judson College where she received a Bachelors Degree in 1982. She married Patrick Harmon on September 15, 1973 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. They adopted their daughter, (Amy) Renee (Harmon) Batron on August 3, 1979. Shortly after, they moved to Elgin, IL where they were residents for 17 years. They adopted their son Michael Christopher Harmon in May 1990 at the age of 4. They were foster parents to Candy Savord from 1986-1989. They became Colorado Springs residents in 1996.
Jeannie’s main passion was her love for God and caring for others. She was whole heartedly involved in any church to which she belonged. She was in singing groups, taught Sunday School and small groups, directed children’s musicals, and was involved in women’s ministries. She was always available to lend a hand wherever the church needed her.
Jeannie was a Senior Children’s Book Editor at Cook Communications for 15 years. During this time she authored/edited many children’s books. One of her other passions was Christian writing. It was her profession as well as her hobby. She taught a small group at New Life Church, Writing to Encourage Others. She also taught classes through the Christian Writer’s Guild.
Jeannie had type one diabetes and fought through many trials including blindness, kidney transplant, heart surgery and many foot surgeries. Through it all she never lost her faith in God and had an indomitable spirit strengthened by her unwavering faith in God
She is survived by her husband, Pat, her two children Renee and Mike, her beloved granddaughters Megan and Haley, her mother Eunice Glenna, her step-father Ray Glenna, her sisters Jeri Kiner and Barbie Hilderbrand as well as their families. She was preceded by her father, Gorden Buckli, September 18,1955 and her son-in-law Garrett Batron, January 9, 2008.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, February 16, 2009 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs. A funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 10:00 am at Blunt Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her honor to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion, PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802, 662-842-6982, www.TCMM.org
Thank you, Jeremy, for posting this eulogy to Jeannie. It was so kind of you to do so. So like you.
It was bittersweet for me, and your mom, and Gramma, to be in Colorado, at Jeannie and Pat’s. He gave me Jeannie’s coffee mug to drink his own strong brew out of … I found it strangely comforting.
This is the first time I have “sipped” your site. Mmmmmm … nice! May your dream of opening “The Globe” never die … may it percolate fragrantly until it’s ready to pour!!
Never cease to be a Phinehas in our world … ZEALOUS for GOD!!! Love you tons, Jeremy — Aunt Barby