Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lisa Harmon, 40, of Wheaton, passed away on March 12, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1970, in Tulsa, Okla., to Bob Tinker and Pam Sultz. She graduated in 1989 from Oologah High School in Oologah, Okla. She was proud of her heritage and tribal enrollment to the Kaw Nation Tribe in Oklahoma. After graduating high school, she attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. She married Derek Harmon on April 4, 1992, in Springfield.

She graduated from Drury University in Springfield with her bachelor's in elementary education in 1999. She was currently the reading coach at the Purdy Elementary School in Purdy.

Survivors include: her husband, Derek Harmon, of Wheaton; two sons, Noah and Alexander, both of the home; one daughter, Brittney, of the home; her father, Bob Tinker, and his wife, Joy, of Blackburn, Okla., and Pam Sultz, of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Lori Green and her husband, Steve, of Owaso, Okla., and Leah Bradley, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; her mother and father-in-law, David and Vinnie Harmon, of Afton, Okla.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Angie and Derek Crowe, of Republic.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Wheaton United Methodist Church in Wheaton with Rev. Sandra Nenadal officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the church in Wheaton. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

The Harmon Memorial Fund has been set up at Security Bank or may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home.

Cremation and other arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.