Reba Jewel Harbison
Reba Jewel Harbison
  • March 15, 1935 - August 10, 2016
  • Illinois

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Reba Jewel Harbison, 81, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed from this life to the next on August 10, 2016 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Reba was born March 15, 1935 in Winthrop, Arkansas to Carrie Lee (Graham) and Thomas Frank Bartley. She married Robert Harbison on March 29, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Francisco, Indiana, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a seamstress, making several costumes for WVC productions. Reba enjoyed crafts, and her specialty was painting. She was a member of the Bellmont Methodist Church.

Reba is survived by her husband, Robert of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; two daughters: Lou Anna (Kim) Racster of Mt. Carmel and Cindy Susan (Randy) Hedrick of Mt. Erie, Illinois; four grandchildren: Wesley (Sarah) Hedrick, Whitney (Nick) Wheeler, Logan (Chelsea) Racster, and Shania Hedrick; four great-grandchildren: Emma Hedrick, Ellie Hedrick, Kyra Wheeler, and Sawyer Hedrick; two brothers: Virgil (Shirley) Bartley of Princeton, Indiana and John (Donna) Bartley of Oakland City, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Anna Lowery; and three brothers: Vent Bartley, Alvin Bartley, and Ed Bartley.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 13 at 3 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lick Prairie Cemetery in Wabash County.

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Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.