Constance Louise Harmon
July 06, 1940 ‐ November 23, 2017
- Holland, Michigan
- Resided In:
- Avon, Ohio
- November 30, 2017 [ view details ]
- December 01, 2017 [ view details ]
- Restlawn Memorial Gardens [ view details ]
Constance Louise Norlin Green Harmon, 77, passed away on November 23, 2017. Born in Holland, MI to Carroll and Mildred Norlin (deceased), she became a baton twirling superstar. At three years old, she led the high school band as their mascot twirling her baton out in front of the drum major in the Tulip Time Festival Parade. She became a national champion at the age of 12, then went on to teach baton from 13 through her 20s. Connie graduated from Holland High School in 1958, then attended Western Michigan University. There she pursued and won the heart of Richard “Dick” Green (deceased), they were married a year later. She loved hosting parties and dinners for Dick’s work colleagues, playing bridge with her friends, drinking extra dry gin martinis, and raising their four children. Connie and Dick lived in Michigan, Colorado, and Ohio throughout their marriage. She is survived by their four children: Richard N. Green of St. Pete Beach, FL; Deborah L. Lawson of Holland, MI; Daniel Green of Avon, OH; and Jennifer M. Birk (Brian) of Avon Lake, OH.
In 1978, Connie married Douglas Harmon (deceased). They lived in Vermillion for the early part of their marriage where they were very involved at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She loved living right on the lake. Connie and Doug founded the bereavement group Parents Helping Parents and Connie wrote a book Michael, My Heavenly Child. While living in Avon Lake, they attended Christen Heritage Assemble of God. She is preceded in death by their son Michael Harmon, and survived by their daughter Tami Harmon of Avon Lake, OH.
Connie received a degree from the University of Akron in Social Work. She went back to school after Doug’s death and received a Nursing Degree from Lorain County Community College as the head of her class and giving the class speech at graduation. She loved working in pediatrics at Southwest General Hospital and with developmentally disabled children and adults at Our Lady of the Wayside before retiring in 1999.
Connie loved Christmas. She would take down every item in her whole house and replace it with Christmas decoration, even Christmas dishes and glasses. She loved cooking big dinners for her family and having all her children together for the holidays.
Connie is also survived by grandchildren Joshua Ruff, Katherine (Markus) Bradford, Carolin (Matt) Collins, Robert (Brittany) Ruff, Brooke (Brian) Maltz, Daniel Birk, Emily Birk, and Joseph Birk; and five great-grandchildren. Friends and Family will gather on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 2p-4p and 6p-8p and Funeral Service will be Friday, December 1, 2017 at Noon at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center, Westlake. Burial in Holland, MI at Restlawn Memorial Gardens Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Noon.
Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Constance Louise Harmon
- Restlawn Memorial Gardens
994 Paw Paw Drive
Holland, Michigan 49423
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- December 02, 2017