Gertrude Elizabeth "Gerty" (Jordan) Harkin

Used with permission from photographer  Jim Sheaffer.
Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.

(November 27, 1912 - August 17, 1994)


The Lusk Herald
August 24, 1994


Gerty Quintard Harkin

Gerty Quintard Harkin passed away Wednesday, August 17, 1994, at the Scottsbluff hospital. She was born November 27, 1912, in Sioux County, Neb. She spent her entire life in the Harrison area. In November of 1932 she married Merril Quintard. They resided on the same ranch where she was born, until retiring in 1959 when they moved into Harrison. Merril died in 1982.

In December of 1984 she married Don Harkin. Don died in 1991. She remained in her home until her death.

Merril and Gerty were the parents of five children: Jim, Bruce, Lloyd, Barbara Joss and Loretta Serres. She spent her whole life devoted to her home and family which included 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren who will remember her as "Grandma Gert."

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Barbara Jordan; two brothers, Charles and Allen; one sister, Edna; two grandsons, Jessie and Cory Serres; and one great-granddaughter, Jessica Leigh James.

A memorial has been established for the Sioux County Rescue Unit.


This gravestone photo was found on nebraskagravestones.org.




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