Obituaries » Florence Velma Harsch (Nicholson)
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April 25, 1931 - March 23, 2018
Services for Florence Velma Harsch of Van Buren, Ark are being held at 1:00 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral home in Sallisaw, Oklahoma with Bro Vernon Stone officiating. Cremation services are under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral home of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.
Florence was born April 25, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska to Harold Hartzell Nicholson and Mary Velma (MCConnell) Nicholson. She departed this life on March 23, 2018.
She was raised in Ft Peck, Montana. She attended Nashua High School, being involved with the Band and being a majorette. She pursued a nursing program with Bozeman Montana college. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert E Harsch on Jan 19, 1951.
She made many travels with her husband through his work and service in the Navel reserve. Many moves from Montana, Washington, Nevada, California, Utah, and including Samoa brought them to settle in Sallisaw Ok in 1968.
Florence was a great cook and seamstress. She made many clothes and actually making full square dance attire for involvement with square dancing. She remained very active with her family as a Girl Scout leader and a excellent cook. Florence worked many years for WalMart and National Bank of Sallisaw and retiring from First National Bank in 1995. Bob and Florence built their dream home and became the “Rocking H”. Together they raised cattle and enjoyed the outdoors and the lake. They became avid RV’ers and traveled many places with close friends and family. Yuma, Arizona became a second home with many fishing stories and adventures to be told.
Survivors include her husband of the home, Robert Edward Harsch;
one daughter Mary Patrice Halpern of Tulsa, Okla;
two sons and daughter-in-laws, James Michael Harsch and Rita of Van Buren, Ark; Robert Harsch and Vicky of Little Rock, Arkansas;
Grandchildren include Chris and Ginger Cheek of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Lisa Cheek of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nick and Hannah Halpern of Rogers, Ark and Philip Halpern of Charlotte, North Carolina, David and Jennifer Boozer of Sherwood, Arkansas, Ryan Harsch of Little Rock, Arkansas, Brian Hawk of Charleston, Arkansas, and Marla and Austin Gregg of Roland, Oklahoma.
Great grandchildren include Pip Cheek of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Dylan Harsch and Alyssa Harsch of Sherwood, Arkansas, Ayden Gregg and Aubriana Gregg of Roland, Oklahoma.