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A Prayer for Genealogists
Lord, help me dig into the past And sift the sands
of time That I might find the roots that made This family tree of
mine. Lord, help me trace the ancient roads On which my
fathers trod, And led them through so many lands To find our present
Lord, help me find an ancient book or dusty
manuscript, That's safely hidden now away in some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gaps that
haunt my soul when I can't find this missing link between some name
that ends the same as mine.
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modern mother was explaining to her
little girl about pictures in the family photo
mother said, "This is the geneticist
your surrogate mother and here's your sperm donor
and your father's clone. This is me holding you
when you were just a
"Who is that?" asked the daughter. "Oh,"
answered the mother, "The
lady with the very
troubled look on her face is your Aunt.
She's the family genealogist!"
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Clarence Edward Harless
June 3, 1923 - June 1, 2008
Birthplace: Anderson, IN
Resided In: Pendleton Indiana
Visitation: June 5, 2008
Service: June 5, 2008
Cemetery: Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery
STRANGERS IN THE BOX
Come look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
at the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew these people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all of their memories
are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
how did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
to tell who, what, where, or when,
these faces of my heritage
come to life again.
Could this become the fate
we take today?
and the memories someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories,
seize the opportunity when it knocks, or
someday you and yours could be:
"The Strangers in the Box!"
Pendleton - Clarence Edward Harless,
84, Pendleton, passed away June 1, 2008 at Community Hospital,
Anderson, after an extended illness. He was born June 3, 1923
in Anderson, Indiana, and resided in Pendleton since 1946. He farmed
there for 37 years.
He retired in 1977 from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after
33 years of service. Clarence served his country in the
US Army during WWII. He spent 27 months' time with the Infantry and
Air Corps, a portion of which was in the European Theater. He
was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to fly and had his own
private airport. Clarence also loved to travel. He was a musician
who especially loved country music. Clarence was a wonderful
husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
He is survived by his wife whom he married June 28, 1941, Mary Belle
(Whitesel) Harless of Pendleton; children, Luana Harless of
Anderson, Denise & husband Steve Downey of Pendleton and Christine &
husband Sheldon Swank of Pendleton; son-in-law, Harold Hopper of
Melbourne, Florida; grandchildren, Charles D. & wife Erin Hopper,
Edward J. & wife Stacy Hopper, Cynthia & husband James Wallace, Lori
Downey, Traci Downey, Seth & wife Ashley Swank, Mark Swank, David
Swank and Philip Swank; brother, Theodore & wife Dorothy Harless of
Anderson; sister, Lelia & husband Robert Remington; brother-in-law,
Darrell & wife Mary Whitesel; sisters-in-law, June & husband Joe
Williams and Arlene & husband Leonard Biby; nine great
grandchildren; seven nieces and nine nephews. Also surviving is
special friend, Bob Low. Special thanks to the nurses of
Erskine Cancer Center and Community Hospital Quick Trip. He
was preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn Sue Hopper; parents,
Charles W. & Vada Pearl (Moore) Harless; three sisters, two brothers
and one sister-in-law. Services will be Thursday, June 5, 2008
at 1:00 PM, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South
Chapel; 200 W. 53rd Street; Anderson with Pastor Dale Landis
officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery,
Visitation will be from 11-1:00 PM on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the
funeral home, south chapel. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society.