Cover photo for Virginia Rose Harms's Obituary
Virginia Rose Harms Profile Photo
1933 Virginia 2024

Virginia Rose Harms

June 18, 1933 — June 13, 2024

Newton, KS

Virginia Rose Williamson Harms, 90, of Newton, Kansas died Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She died 5 days before her 91st birthday.

Virginia was born June 18, 1933, in Osawatomie, Kansas to Marion and Fredrica Williamson. She married Clayton Harms on October 25, 1958, and he preceded her in death on October 26, 2020. They lived on a farm between Elbing and Whitewater for many years, before moving to North Newton in 2009. Virginia worked at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater, KS for many years.

Clayton and Virginia were members of the Grace Hill Mennonite Church of rural Whitewater for many years, later becoming members of the Countryside Christian Church in Wichita. Before Clayton’s passing, they attended Summit Church in Wichita.

Virginia was an avid reader, and enjoyed going to crafts shows/stores, shopping at local thrift stores, and spending time with family and friends. Virginia also enjoyed listening to Johnny Cash, polka music, watching movies, and going to dinner with her family. She also enjoyed going to weekly coffee socials at Wheatland Homes. 

She is survived by 3 daughters; Diane (Ron) Meyers, Lynette (John) Koetting, and Jennifer (John) Martinez; 12 grandchildren; Kimberly (Scott) Evenson, Derrick (Angela) Meyers, Brittany (Aaron) Chiappetti, Sheldon Goerzen, Hayden (Heidi) Goerzen, Luke (Amy Carroll) Lindell, Isaiah (Kelsey) Harms, Sarah (Aron) Beatty, Noah (Chris) Harms, Olivia Martinez, Emma Martinez and Jacob Martinez, 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters; Beverly Haas and Delores Post; two daughters; Marlene Kay Harms (at infancy) and Wendy Jean Goerzen; and 1 son; Lonnie Lee Harms.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am Friday, June 21, 2024, at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas. Interment will follow at Grace Hill Mennonite Cemetery in rural Whitewater, KS. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 5-8 pm with family receiving family and friends between 5:30-7:30 pm.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia Rose Harms, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Broadway Colonial Funeral Home

120 E Broadway St, Newton, KS 67114

Family will be present from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Broadway Colonial Funeral Home

120 E Broadway St, Newton, KS 67114

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Friday, June 21, 2024

11:15am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Grace Hill Mennonite Church Cemetery

10218 SE 12th St, Whitewater, KS 67154

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 438

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree