Carolyn Harms, 77


Carolyn Harms, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe, WI.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Cynthia Munker officiating. Burial will be held in Moore Cemetery in Carlinville. A funeral procession will lineup at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. to proceed to the cemetery. Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Harms was born Nov. 2, 1941, the daughter of William and Anna (Schmidt) Harms. She was raised on a farm near Atwater. 

After graduating from Carlinville High School, she moved to Litchfield. She worked as a waitress, a home and office cleaner, and a home health caregiver. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

In her youth, her passion was riding horses. She was frequently seen walking everywhere around town, usually with her dog. She enjoyed baking, candy making and collecting horse figurines.

Recently, she  moved to Monroe, WI, to be near her nephew, the Rev. John Tabaka, and his wife, Christine, and their children, Eric and Linnea.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, John (Cyndee) Goodwin, Don Goodwin, Will (Sandy) Owens, Pam (John) Smalter, Becky (Wade) Stults, Bill (Lisa) Scherer and John (Christine) Tabaka; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings, Wilma Goodwin, Elsie Scherer, Gladys Owens, Frieda Tabaka, Dale Harms and Melvin Harms.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church.

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