Judith Carole Catron Harnage
April 6, 2012


Life Legacy

HARNAGE, JUDITH CAROLE CATRON, born 7/6/1940 passed away on April 6, 2012. Judy was the daughter of Robert LeRoy and Marie (Fink) Catron, both deceased, and sister to Robert LeRoy Catron, Jr. of Lorida. Ms. Harnage leaves behind her ex-husband and dear friend, Ivan D. Harnage. The couple had 3 daughters, Kristi L. and her husband, Lee McGathey, of Sebring, Kerri Beth Harnage of Sebring and Kasey A. and her husband, Gene Cool, Jr. of Lawrenceville, GA. She is grandmother to four grandchildren, Marcus and Justin Arrington, Kayla M. Harnage, and W. James Smith. She also leaves behind a large number of Harnage relatives with whom she had remained close, many nieces and nephews, and her best friend, Marjorie O‘Meara.
Ms. Harnage graduated from Sebring High in 1958, received her AA degree from SFCC in 1996 and at age 70, after 35 years of schooling, earned her BA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hodges University.
Ms. Harnage retired from SFCC in 2002 where she was a Library Assistant for 12 years. She also taught a variety of Community Education classes and lectured on the Cherokee while at SFCC.
Ms. Harnage was also an artist who enjoyed working in all media, a craftsman who designed over 50 different Christmas trees and never repeated a theme, a seamstress who designed and made her daughter‘s wedding gowns, a genealogist, an amateur archeologist, and an avid reader.
There will be a “Celebration of Life” memorial on April 28th at 3-6PM at the Sebring Womans Club, 4260 Lakeview Dr. In lieu of flowers, Judy has requested that you make a donation to the Smile Foundation @ www.operationsmile.org or by phone or mail.

Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in her Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.

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Preceded In Death By

Robert LeRoy Catron, Father
Marie (Fink) Catron, Mother

Survived By

Robert LeRoy Catron, Jr.,Brother
Ivan D. Harnage, Ex-Husband
Kristi L. (Lee) McGathey, Daughter
Kerri Beth Harnage, Daughter
Kasey A. (Gene) Cool, Jr., Daughter
Marcus Arrington, Grandson
Justin Arrington, Grandson
Kayla M. Harnage, Granddaughter
W. James Smith, Grandson
many nieces and nephews
Marjorie O’Meara, Best Friend


Date Of Birth: July 6, 1940
Place Of Death: Sebring, FL
Date of Death: April 6, 2012


There will be a “Celebration of Life”
memorial on April 28th at 3-6PM
at the Sebring Womans Club, 4260 Lakeview Dr.

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04/24/2012 - Kristi L. Harnage McGathey
You were taken from us way too soon, but you filled the years we did have with love, wisdom and laughter! Tell grandpas and grandmas we said Hi, and please be careful when you chuck those pennies!I Love you!! Your adoring daughter, Kristi


04/25/2012 - Linda Harnage Benton
I will miss you Judy. I will miss your fabulous smile, your humor, and the joy you brought to everyone


04/25/2012 - PAUL & JOYCE BELLEW
Oh my, such a beautiful LADY! To know her is to love her!!!