Patrick Harless, Last Will and Testament

Patrick Harless

The State of Ohio, Darke County ss.

Be it remembered that on the twenty ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty three, before the Probate Court of said county a writing was produced purporting to be the last will and testament of Patrick Harless late of said County dec’d and Riley Gard and Seth Gard the subscribing witnesses to said will appeared in open court and on oath testified to the due execution and attestation of said will, and said testimony reduced to writing and by said witnesses subscribed is annexed to and filed with said will. And it appearing to the court that said will was duly attested and executed, and at the time of the execution thereof the said testator was of full age, of sound mind and memory, and not under any restraint, the court admit said will to probate, and order the same together with the said testimony to be recorded, and the same is in the words and figures following to wit

I, Patrick Harless, of the County of Darke in the State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say:-

First, it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid.

Second, it is my will after all is settled up for my wife Catharine Harless to have all that is left, that is now in my possession, and is now owned by me.

And lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Catharine Harless, and Samuel Deniston to be the executors for this my last will and testament, and satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of April 1853.

Patrick x Harless
his mark

Signed published and declared by the above named Patrick Harless for his last will and testament in presence of us, at his request have signed as witnesses to the same.

Riley Gard
Seth Gard

The State of Ohio, Darke County ss.

In Probate Court, August 29th AD 1853, Personally came into open court, Riley Gard & Seth Gard subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of Patrick Harless late of said county deceased who being duly sworn depose and say that they were present at the execution of the will – that they saw the testator sign, and heard him acknowledge the same as his last will and testament, and that at the time of the execution thereof the said testator was of full age, of sound mind and memory and not under any apparent restraint.

Riley Gard
Seth Gard

Sworn to and subscribed in open court the day and year first above written.

John Wharry
Probate Judge

And afterwards on the fifth day of October in the year aforesaid, before the court aforesaid came Catharine Harless widow of the said testator, and the court having explained to her the provisions of said will, and her rights under it, and also her rights by law in the event of her refusing to take under said will, whereupon she made her election in open court to take the provision made for her in the said last will and testament.

And now at this day to wit on the day and year last aforesaid before the court aforesaid came Catharine Harless one of the Executors named in said will and renounced said trust, and Samuel Deniston the remaining executor named therein accepted said trust and gave bond in the sum of ten hundred dollars with Benjamin Wilson and London Arnold his sureties conditioned according to law which is accepted and approved by the Court, whereupon it is ordered that letters testamentary on the said last will and testament issue to the said Samuel Deniston as the Executor thereof.

John Wharry
Probate Judge

Patrick Harless

Born: circa 1818.
Died: before 29 August 1853.
Parents: Paul Harless.
Spouse: Catharine Deniston.
Known Children: Belinda Harless, David Harless, Nancy Ann Harless, Powell Harless, Almira Harless, Mary M. Harless, Catharine Harless, Chrissey E. Harless, Lovina Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 2nd great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Martin Harless.
  3. Ferdinand Harless.
  4. Paul Harless.
  5. Patrick Harless.

Billy Lee Harless Obituary

Harless, Billy L.; age 85; of Alma; passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his home. Funeral Services for Billy will be Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene on 335 E. Elizabeth St. in Alma with Pastor Darryl Harless officiating. There will be Visitation on Monday, April 4, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd. Billy was born February 11, 1931 in Sod, West Virginia the son of Chester and Emma (Tyler) Harless. He served in the Army and was stationed in Japan following W.W.II. Upon returning home Billy married Nona Phillips on December 23, 1950. He worked for Total as a pipe fitter for over 30 years when he and Nona retired together in 1993. Billy was a member at the Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a great family man. Billy had a wonderful sense of humor and was the spiritual patriarch of the family. Billy is survived by his wife, Nona; his 5 children, Patricia (William) Brunson Jr. of Austin, Texas, William Lee (Kathy) Harless of Alma, Boyd (Vicky) Harless of Ithaca, Darryl (Elaine) Harless of Bad Axe, and Mark (Jodi) Harless of Ithaca; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and his sister, Annie (Richard) Lumbert of Mt. Pleasant. Billy is preceded in death by both his parents; his sister, Sybil Flegel; and his 2 brothers, Boyd and James Harless. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Heartland Hospice.

Published in Morning Sun on Apr. 2, 2016.

Billy Lee Harless

Born: 11 February 1931.
Died: 31 March 2016.
Parents: Chester Boyd Harless and Emma Susan Tyler.
Spouse: Nona A. Phillips.
Known Children: William Lee Harless, Mark Harless, Patricia Lynne Harless, Boyd Rodney Harless, Darryl Eugene Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 5th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Martin Harless.
  3. Philip Harless.
  4. William A. Harless.
  5. James Harrison Harless.
  6. Walter Winton Harless.
  7. Chester Boyd Harless.
  8. Billy Lee Harless.

Herbert Ward Harless Obituary

Obituary for Herbert Ward Harless

Herbert Ward Harless, 85, of Shawsville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zannie and Lelia Harless.

Surviving is his loving wife of 58 years, Ann Trump Harless; son, Gary L. and wife, Tamara Harless; grandsons, Chris and Cody Harless; granddaughters, Hannah and Halle Harless; sister, Lorene Tolley; brothers, Edwin and Russell Harless; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was employed at General Electric for 35 years. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
A special thanks to the Oncology and Infusion Center at Lewis Gale Clinic.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shawsville Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 14, Shawsville, VA 24162.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Lotz Salem Chapel with Pastor Mark Tolley officiating.

Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home Salem.

Herbert Ward Harless

Born: 2 December 1930.
Died: 28 March 2016.
Parents: Zannie Walter Ward Harless and Lelia Gertrude Vaught.
Spouse: Geneva Ann Trump.
Known Children: Garry Lynn Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless:double 5th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Martin Harless.
  3. Michael Harless.
  4. Clara Harless.
  5. George Jackson Harless.
  6. Everett Ward Harless.
  7. Zannie Walter Ward Harless.
  8. Herbert Ward Harless.
  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Martin Harless.
  3. Joseph Kirk and Martha Harless.
  4. William Vaught and Margaret Kirk.
  5. William R. Vaught.
  6. Walter T. Vaught.
  7. Lelia Gertrude Vaught.
  8. Herbert Ward Harless.

Adelee Lyle Harless Obituary

In Memory of
Adelee Lyle Harless
January 12, 1923 – February 22, 2016

Adelee Lyle Harless, 93, of Lynchburg, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Ivan Moore Harless for 67 years.

Born on January 12, 1923 in Boissevain, VA, he was the son of the late Thomas Cheatwood Harless and Catherine Litchford Harless. He was the last family member of 10 children by Thomas and Catherine.

Adelee worked as a self-employed surveyor for 48 years. One of his favorite hobbies was antique automobiles. Adelee was a member of North Bedford Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In addition to his wife, Adelee is survived by his son, Thomas Adelee Harless and fiancée Phyllis Bolton; daughter, Juanita Sims and husband Ed; grandchildren, Joshua and April Sims; great granddaughters, Madison and Allison Sims; special brother-in-law, Roger B. Moore; and very special friends, Catherine Arthur, Wallace Arthur, and Wanda Golding.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 26, 2016 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Interment will follow at Moore Family Cemetery in Appomattox.

The family will be receiving friends anytime at the residence.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family would like you to consider, North Bedford Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Adelee Lyle Harless

Born: 12 January 1923.
Died: 22 February 2016.
Parents: Thomas Cheatwood Harless and Catherine Elizabeth Litchford.
Spouse: Ivan Moore.
Known Children: Tomas Adelee Harless, Juanita Rose Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 5th great-grandson and 6th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Martin Harless.
  3. Ferdinand Harless.
  4. Anthony Harless.
  5. William Harless and Harriet H. Epling.
  6. Anthony D. Harless.
  7. Thomas Cheatwood Harless.
  8. Adelee Lyle Harless.
  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Martin Harless.
  3. Ferdinand Harless.
  4. Elizabeth B. Harless and Paul Epling.
  5. Jacob Epling.
  6. Harriet H. Epling and William Harless.
  7. Anthony D. Harless.
  8. Thomas Cheatwood Harless.
  9. Adelee Lyle Harless.

Tom Martin Harless Obituary

Tom Martin HARLESS
1925 – 2016

HARLESS, Tom Martin Age 90, passed away in Greenville, Ohio on January 7, 2016. Born Feb. 5, 1925, in Greenville, Ohio, the second child and only son of Lon and Genevieve (Amman) Harless, Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest sister, Mary Florence Strukamp, and an infant sister Elizabeth. As a youth, Harless attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church and elementary school. Drafted out of Greenville High School in 1943, Tom served a tour in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII in Okinawa and Japan and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He married Hazel Naomi Anthony at St. Mary’s Church in Greenville on July 12, 1947. The couple has six living children. The family settled in Greenville until 1967 when they relocated to Dayton, Ohio. When the children were grown, Tom and Hazel moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in October of 1977 and later up the coast to Satellite Beach, FL in 1992, where they remained until a final move back to Greenville to live in the Brethren’s Retirement Community in November of 2012. Harless had a life-long career in sales. In Greenville, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. A natural athlete, he swam and played football as a youth, played church league softball for St. Mary’s in Greenville in the early 1960s, and rode a bike most days upon retirement in his 80s. Also in retirement, Harless taught himself to refurbish bicycles and often donated them to charity or to neighborhood children. He enjoyed entertaining with stories and jokes. Gregarious and outgoing, he made friends easily and was an ace card player and gin rummy aficionado. He was an active member of the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church near Satellite Beach, FL and performed church-related volunteer work for the parish, including organizing the food court at the church’s annual festival. He also was a long-time volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and delivered Meals on Wheels until late in life. Although proud to be a transplanted Floridian for decades, he remained a loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds and followed Ohio State and Notre Dame Football. Harless is survived by Hazel, his wife of 68 years, and daughter Susan Halley (Richard) of Greenville, Ohio, John Harless of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, James Harless (Edna Higgins)of Dayton Ohio, Barbara Gotshall (Robert) of Fort Collins, CO, Rebecca Rosen (Clifford) of Freeport, Maine, and Sharon Harless also of Fort Collins, CO. Tom is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday January 12, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White as celebrant. Burial with Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held in the St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. The will be a Prayer Service on Monday at 5: 30 P.M. in the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be sent to

Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 9, 2016

Tom Martin Harless

Born: 5 February 1925.
Died: 7 January 2016.
Parents: Alonzo Lewis Harless and Genevieve K. Amman.
Spouse: Hazel Naomi Anthony.
Known Children: Susan Harless, John Harless, James Harless, Barbara Harless, Rebecca Harless, Sharon Harless.
Relationship to Johan Philip Harless: 5th great-grandson.

  1. Johan Philip Harless.
  2. Martin Harless.
  3. Ferdinand Harless.
  4. Paul Harless.
  5. Patrick Harless.
  6. Powell Harless.
  7. Alonzo Lewis Harless.
  8. Tom Martin Harless.