Rose Marie Deeds Harnish, 80, of Greencastle, Pennsylvania passed away March 8, 2021 at Manor Care Nursing Home. She was born on May 6, 1940 in Hagerstown, Maryland to Paul and Lola (Gruber) Deeds. She graduated from Clear Spring High School.
She is survived by her five children: Dennis Harnish and wife Georgia, Greencastle, PA, Darla Guyer and husband Dale, Shippensburg, PA, Durinda Coffman, St Thomas, PA, Steven Harnish and wife Joyce, Orrstown, PA, Jay Harnish and wife Michele, McConnellsburg, PA and one brother, Paul Edward Deeds, Clearspring, MD. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Paul E. Harnish, Jr. and one sister. Rose had 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Rose loved music, adventure, family, and life. She taught Sunday School for several decades and had a tremendous rapport with children. She had a zest for life she satisfied with traveling, long drives with her dogs, and sharing stories and laughs with anyone who needed a listening ear and a kind heart. A preacher, Rose shared the word of God not just with her words, but with her actions. Someone who truly created a house of refuge and peace; sitting with her on the porch, spending time in her back yard, and eating at her kitchen table will remain a cornerstone memory for anyone in her life. She crocheted for comfort and gardened enough to share with all. Rose was thoughtful, kind, and quick witted. She was an artist, a master baker, and everyone's friend.
A grave side memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on March 20, 2021 at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.
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