Willard V. Harms, 87, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Kan. He was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Newton to Leonard and Martha (Penner) Harms. He also had a step-mother, Elizabeth.
On Aug. 17, 1956, he married Ruby Funk, and she survives of the home. Willard was a farmer and stockman in rural Peabody and a member of the Grace Hill Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of Peabody; sons, Ronnie Harms, of Peabody, and Mike Harms, of Hutchinson; and one brother, Irwin Harms, of Moundridge. Willard is also survived by seven grandchildren: Kolton, Kwenton, Kendra, Kalleigh, Alex , Kaitlyn and Grace.
Willard was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings: Victor Harms, Ruth Harms, Elmer Harms, Lillian Leppke, Sylvester Harms and one younger sister, Velma Fast.
Funeral service was Dec. 5 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, with Pastor Weldon Martens presiding. Burial was in the Grace Hill Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.