OBITUARY: Belva E. Harclerode

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Belva E. Harclerode, 85, formerly of Curryville, went home to be with the Lord late Friday evening, March 2, 2012, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, after a brief illness.

She was born March 25, 1926, in New Enterprise, daughter of the late G. Ralph and Marie E. (Wallace) Imler. She married Glenn M. Harclerode on April 25, 1945 in Woodbury. He passed away Nov. 9, 2011 after 66 years of marriage.

Mrs. Harclerode is survived by two daughters, Carolyn D. of Henrietta in rural Martinsburg and Cindy E. Hummel (husband Bill) of Indiana, Pa.; a son, William G. (wife Cinda) of Greencastle; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Helen L. Eshelman and Leanna K. Hall, both of New Enterprise, Esther O. Dibert of rural Martinsburg, Deloris M. McConahy of Martinsburg and Sheila K. Moore of State College; and two brothers, Gerald D. of Westover and P. Richard of rural Martinsburg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sharon Marie Harclerode; five brothers, Bernard W., D. Warren, J. Herbert, Robert D. and Daniel R. “Sonny”; and three sisters, Elwilda F. Dibert, Sarah A. Baker and Erma M. Imler.

Mrs. Harclerode formerly attended the northern Bedford County schools. She was a member of Koontz Church of the Brethren in rural New Enterprise, having formerly been active in many church functions. She was a true “prayer warrior”.

Mrs. Harclerode was primarily a homemaker, but was previously employed at the former Green Giant Canning Company, and Cove Shoe Company, both in Martinsburg.

She enjoyed reading, traveling and all needlework, especially quilting. She and her sisters participated in quilt-making for fundraising for the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief Fund.

There will be no viewing, however, friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. until the noon memorial service Saturday, March 10, at Koontz Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Michael S. Benner officiating.

Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Koontz Church of the Brethren memorial fund.

Arrangements are being handled by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.