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Died Jan. 28, 2020
Eleanor Ann Harkey

Eleanor Ann Harkey

Eleanor Ann Harkey, 84, entered Heaven on January 28, 2020 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital with loving family by her side.

Eleanor was born to Ortensia and John Finger on April 7, 1935 in Prescott, Michigan. She is attending a reunion in heaven with her parents, brothers; Gerald and Leo Finger; sisters, Irene and Norene; two baby siblings who passed shortly after birth; her son, Steven Harkey and many other friends and family.

Eleanor is survived by her beloved husband, Charles Roland Harkey whom she married August 28, 1954 and celebrated 65 years of marriage. Dear daughter, April (Richard) Mason of Prescott. Loving grandchildren; Andy (Pam) Burr of Prescott, Adam (Jennifer) Burr of Prescott, Brandi (Pete) Everitt of Rose City and John Harkey of Rose City. Step-grandchildren; Tanya, Aleschia, Calmille and Kyle Mason. Great-Grandchildren; Jakub, Alyssa, Katie and Kara Burr, Dakota and Dillon Harkey, Wyatt Everitt and Aiden Wend.

Eleanor grew up the daughter of a water and well driller and farmer. Her parents owned and operated a rustic campground on Johnson Lake for many years. There were not many things she could not do in life as she was an awesome cook, sewed, knitted, crocheted, canned food from the garden and could clean a fresh caught mess of fish faster than most. Eleanor loved to fish from Johnson Lake to Sugar Island where the grandkids were taken for many memories on fishing trips. She was a hard worker all her life working as a secretary, school aid, 4H Leader and mail carrier.

The family received friends at the Judson Baptist Church (201 E. Harrison Road, Prescott, Michigan 48756) from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon on Feb. 1, 2020. Pastor Kevin Switzer and Doug Kennedy officiated. Interment was at Richland Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice (1426 Straits Drive, Bay City, Michigan 48706-8705).

Arrangements by Buresh Funeral Home / Prescott Chapel www.bureshfuneral homes.com

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