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“Dear Dennis and family, I just heard and send my sincere condolances to you and your family for your loss. We pray that God will give you peace. ...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Juanita Wilson - Newport News, VA

“Jeanette always had the best rice crispy treats for Trick or Treat in Rochester. She was an amazing lady and will be greatly missed. My prayers go...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kimberly Shively-Jayjohn

“So sorry for your loss, your in our thoughts and prayers. The O'Brien Family - Mike, Julie and Kait ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Julie O'Brien - Columbia Station, OH

“Surely a treasured member of the Rochester community for these many years. Our sympathy to her family at this sad time. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Melinda Murray Huszti

“Our prayers are with you and your families at this time.Darrell & Kathy French ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: darrell french - wellington, OH

“Pam, Jim, and families, our deepest sympathies are with you. Your mom was a cherished fixture for all of our lives and Dad's too. She will be...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Teri Geist DiVincenzo

“Pam, we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Claudia ^ Les Gyori - Howell, MI

“I'm so sorry. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Pam, Anna, and Julia Harner ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Pamela Harner - Convoy, OH

“Richard and family May all of you be at peace at the entrance of your mom into eternal life. I never met your mom but knowing you and the person...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Marie Haag SDS - Wauwatosa, WI

“Pam & family, we were sorry to hear of your loss. Words can never express it truly. We all have burdens to bear and just know your mother's is lifted...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Chris & David Porter - New London, OH

“My sympathy to all the family. Paul and Jeanette were good neighbors for all the years we lived here plus Norman's folks before us. Jeanette always...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dora Miller - Rochester, OH

“Richard, Denny and Pam - So sorry for your loss. Lots of old Rochester memories as I think of your mom. Always tell the story of her Halloween rice...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Smith - Cape Coral, FL

“Paul, Richard, Denny, and Pam - We are sorry to hear about Jeanette. She was a great person and good friend. She will be missed. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ron and Lois Baker - Rochester, OH

“Pam & Family: Our sympathies are with you on the loss of your mom. If you need anything, give us a call. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Mark & Kelly May - New London, OH


Nora Jeanette Harwood, age 89, of Rochester, died Tuesday, January 22. 2013 at the Elms in Wellington. She was born October 10, 1923 in Rochester Twp., daughter of the late Jesse and Edith (Storrow) Knapp. Nora was a lifelong resident of Rochester. She was a 1941 graduate of Brighton High School. She had worked at the former C.E. Ward Co. in New London and then at the Oberlin Hospital where she was the head of the Housekeeping Dept., and retired from the Gilford Instrument Co. in Oberlin. Nora and her husband, Paul, were members of the Holiday Hobo's Camping Club. She was also a member of the Rochester Historical Society and a lifelong member of the Rochester United Methodist Church. Nora was very active in the Rochester 4th of July celebrations, and with the Rochester Fire Dept. Flares. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Harwood, whom she married December 7, 1943; her children, Richard (Barb) Harwood of Laurelville, Ohio, Dennis (Patti) Harwood of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Pam (Jim) Mencl of Rochester; her grandchildren, Jennifer Kuck, David, Gregory and Rachel Harwood, Nick and Allison Mencl, Chelle Ruggles; 4 great grandchildren, Anna, Amelia, Jarrett and Sebastian; her sister, Rhea Cowie.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Wade and Carl Knapp, her sister, Ruth Mourton.

Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main St., New London and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Tina Siroki will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the Rochester Cemetery, Griggs Rd. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Rochester United Methodist Church, 201 South State St., Rochester, Ohio 44090 or to Crossroads Hospice, 9575 Rockside Rd., Suite 270, Valley View, Ohio 44125. Online condolences may be made at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.

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