MONTEZUMA – Luella Harms, 97, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at her Bethel Home apartment in Montezuma.
She was born July 31, 1913, to Benjamin D. and Susie (Unruh) Schmidt in Las Animas, Colo.
She married Ervin F. Harms in February 1931 in Montezuma. He died in November 1969.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Montezuma Mennonite Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Lenora Penner and husband, Stanley, Rich Hill, Mo., Doris Becker and husband, Gerald, Canton, Betty Classen and husband, Edwin, Montezuma, Marjorie Koehn and husband, Lincoln, Montezuma, and Beatrice Jantz, Montezuma; two sisters, Elizabeth Koehn, Montezuma, and Irene Koehn, Montezuma; 34 grandchildren; 117 great-grandchildren; 49 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Virgie Buller and Wilma Koehn; three brothers, Elmer, Jesse and Edwin Schmidt; four sisters, Mabel Koehn, Leona Yost, Hannah Koehn and Dessie Koehn; and four grandsons, Marshall Classen, Ronald Buller, Gary Koehn and Terry Koehn.
o Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Montezuma Mennonite Church with ministers Donald Koehn, Charles Schmith and Kalvin Salsbury presiding.
Burial will be at the North Mennonite Cemetery in Montezuma.
Friends may call until 4 p.m. today at Montezuma Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to either Bethel Home Health Care of General Mission Board and may be mailed to Montezuma Funeral Home, Box 421, Montezuma, KS 67867.