Elmer Harding made his transition Tuesday evening February 2, 2015 after an extended period of illness. He was in the company of his wife and a niece and nephew. Most residents in the immediate and surrounding areas spoke fondly of him as their auto mechanic of choice.
Elmer entered this world on February 17, 1926 one among the 16 children born to Major and Callie Harding. He is survived by his wife, Velma; one daughter. Ruth Ann; one grandson, Cameron; four great grand children; two step children from a previous marriage and three step daughters with Velma. He is also survived by two sisters, Elnora Monroe and Mayme Harding, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and 13 siblings.
Elmer worked at Ford Motor Company in Coffeyville for many years until he opened his own auto repair business on Martin Street.
He was a member of Sardis First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and sang as a member of the men's choir. He later became a member of the Church of Christ where he remained a faithful member until his passing.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Church of Christ 1005 Siggins Street Coffeyville, KS 67337