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Josephine Barney Harkness

Female 1925 - 2018  (92 years)


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  • Name Josephine Barney Harkness 
    Born 18 Dec 1925  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Jun 2018 
    Buried Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1480  Rossville
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 

    Father Joseph Dewey Barney,   b. 18 Sep 1898, Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1986, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Alice Belle Redmon Barney,   b. 3 Apr 1904, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1982, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1925  Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Marriage- Redmon, Alice-Barney, Joe
    Marriage- Redmon, Alice-Barney, Joe
    Mr. Joe Barney, Rossville's popular young barber quietly slipped out of town Tuesday morning and surprised his Rossville friends by returning Wednesday evening with a bride. The new Mrs. Barney was formerly Miss Anna [sic Alice] Belle Redmon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Redmon who live north of Delia.
    Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 1
    Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 1
    Golden Anniversary
    for the Joe Barneys
    The daughter, nieces and nephews of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barney will be hosts for an open house in the United Methodist Church dining room at Silver Lake honoring Mr. and Mrs. Barney on their 50th wedding anniversary, February 23rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Alice Belle Redmond of Delia and Joseph D. Barney of Rossville were married in Lawrence February 24,1925. Their daughter is Mrs. Josephine Harkness. Their son. Dale, is deceased.

    All friends and relatives are invited to the open house.
    Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 2
    Anniversary- Barney, Joseph and Alice 2
    Mr. and Mrs. Barney

    Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Barney, Silver Lake, will be honored with a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Silver Lake Methodist Church.

    Friends and relatives are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. The couple asks that no gifts be presented.

    The reception will be given by their daughter, Mrs. Josephine Harkness, and their nieces and nephews, Donald Redmon, Lloyd Redmon, Edward Redmon, Mrs. Willard Bryant, Mrs. James Olson and Mrs. William Ballard, all of Topeka.
    Family ID F391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles A Harkness, III 
    Children 
     1. Charles Eric Harkness,   b. 9 Jul 1951, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 2019, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Thomas Harkness
     3. Megan Harkness-Madole
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 17:41:56 
    Family ID F392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Harkness, Josephine
    Obituary- Harkness, Josephine
    Josephine B. Harkness, 92, of Topeka, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018.

    She was born December 18, 1925, in Rossville, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Redmon) Barney.

    She graduated from Rossville High School in 1943 and the University of Kansas with a Bachelorís of Arts in 1949. Later, she earned a Masterís Degree in Journalism from Washburn University.

    As an Air Force wife, she and her family lived in Japan from 1954 until 1957, where she served as base librarian. She often spoke of having crossed the Pacific twice.

    She was also employed as a school teacher, book editor and researcher throughout her life.

    Survivors include two sons, C. Eric Harkness, Topeka and Tom (Cynthia) Harkness, Woodstock, IL and two granddaughters, Anna and Elisa Harkness.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dale and Kenneth Barney.

    Josephine enjoyed reading, writing poetry, sewing, cooking and traveling.

    Private graveside services will be held at Rossville Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to NAMI Kansas, P.O. Box 675, Topeka, KS 66601.