Ida E. Harnish, 97, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on December 22, 2014.
She was born in Columbia, PA to the late Elwood and Katherine Gainer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mearl E. Harnish, her daughter Pamela Harnish Plotnick, 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
She was well loved by all and lived life to the fullest.
She is survived by her children: Mearl, Larry, Jerry, Dennis, Sandra, Robert, Bonnie, Sharon, Debra and Jeffrey; her sister, T. Jeanne Zercher; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
There will be a private service at the convenience of the family.
Mom Harnish was the name we all called her. She was just that to a lot of children. After you got to know her, she was just that. A wonderful women with a great big heart. She was very special in so many ways. Always had room at the table for you to eat, and a place to stay over night. Or if you wanted too, you could spend the whole summer. I can remember my 13th Birthday, prom. Christmas, and many others. She made me feel so special. So did the rest of the family. My God rest her soul. We all loved her more than words can say ! Toots & Sonny
Mom Harnish to me and many others, Was kind and had a big heart for all. We were so lucky to have her in our lives. Always had room at the table, and of course you learned how to wash dishes. Also always had room to stay over. Even for the whole summer. She would say, whats one more matter. So I was very Lucky to share my childhood with a wonderfull Lady and family. May God rest her soul. Love her more than words can say, Toots & Sonny
Thank you for calling me about the passing of Mom Harnish. There is a lonesomeness after the passing of your mother, but I want you to know that your friends are thinking of you and sympathizing with you and your family at this time of great loss. I will never forget the friendship and kindness your mother and family extended to me. Mom Harnish will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing her with me. Sincerely, Mary Ann
with deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. My heart was saddened when I read the obituary. What a wonderful and nice woman she was.