Harriet Landon of Jefferson City, Missouri died December 02, 2019 at Heisinger Bluffs. She was 98.
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Harriet Jane Dove was born in 1921 in Cairo, Nebraska, the daughter of Earl W. and Lulu Ella (Miller) Dove.
Following graduation from the Cairo schools, she studied art and music at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. In September 1941, she married Arthur E. Landon. They raised five children, born between 1945 and 1965, while living in various communities. For more than 55 years, she lived in Salina, Kansas, where she held leadership roles in civic, charitable and service organizations. Following her husband’s death in 1976, she focused on her avocations of genealogy, travel, and painting. She also completed all but two credits towards a bachelor’s degree in history at Kansas Wesleyan University. In 2014, Harriet joined the Heisinger Bluffs retirement community in Jefferson City, Missouri.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Carole (Larry) Jacoby of Boalsberg, Pennsylvania; Janet Landon of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Timothy (Pamela) Landon of West Bloomfield, Michigan; Daniel (Linda) Landon of Jefferson City, Missouri; and Matthew (Lora Stevens) Landon of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
A private memorial will be held at a future date, with interment at Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.