Virginia N. Harter, 84, of New Bloomfield and formerly of Landisburg, died on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg.
Born January 9, 1933 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Gerald J. and Elizabeth (Frickman) Harle.
A taste of country living as a child was all that was needed to instill an insatiable desire for a rural home. She realized that dream by spearheading a family move to Perry County in 1967. There, she made a farmhouse a home, with love and hard work, for her husband and three children. Shortly after moving to Perry County, she made many new friends via the Neighbors’ Club, sharing her love for crafts. Her cunning skills in crafts and sewing earned her many ribbons at the Perry County Fair.
Ginny loved to garden, cultivating a plethora of vegetables in multiple gardens as well as tending countless flowerbeds. Digging in the good earth just seemed natural to her and she longed for the chance to do so at every opportunity.
Genealogy was Ginny’s second love. Not only did she trace her family lineage to its European roots, for many years she donated countless hours of her time to the Perry Historians library in New Bloomfield.
She was the widow of Richard H. Harter (2004) and is survived by a son, Steven P. Harter and wife Sandra of New Hampshire; two daughters, Ann L. Reichert and husband Thomas of Virginia and Darlene S. Godwin of Pennsylvania. 5 grandchildren, Zachary T., Amy S., and Victoria Reichert all of Virginia. Nathan R. Harter of New Hampshire and Richard J. Fuhrman of Pennsylvania. 2 Sisters: Adrienne M. Nailor (Mechanicsburg, PA) and Winifred L. Jilek (husband: Bernard; Montana) 2 Brothers: Robert L. Harle (Montana) and Frederick A. Harle (wife: Marjorie; Mechanicsburg, PA)
Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, October 16, 2017 in the Boyer Family Funeral Home, New Bloomfield. Rev. Kristen Hill will officiate. Burial will be in New Bloomfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the Service.
The Boyer Family is honored to handle the arrangements for the Harter Family.