Rosemary M. Harding

October 18, 2016

Rosemary M. Harding of Lancaster died while visiting family in Hawaii on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. She was the wife of the late Alvin C. Harding who died in 1983. Born in Lancaster she was a daughter of the late Howard S. and Elizabeth A. (Rietchey) Sprout. Rosemary worked for the Lancaster County Courthouse as a court clerk for domestic relations for 18 years prior to her retirement in 1994. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lancaster, T-walkers club and enjoyed reading and spending time with family. Rosemary was active with Lancaster City Happy Heart program at Rodney Park. Rosemary was a volunteer at the former St. Joseph Hospital and was an usher at the Fulton Theatre for many years.

She is survived by her two children Judy A. Harding of Lancaster and Alvin C. Harding, Jr. of Landisville, husband of Susan (Brickman) Harding; grandchild, Joel Harding living with his wife Elizabeth (Lamb) in Hawaii, and sister-in-law Ann , wife of Ted Stevens. Rosemary was preceded in death by her grandson Brett Harding, sisters Bette Burkman and Catherine Miller, brothers William and Howard Jr (June) Sprout, and sisters-in-law, Catherine Emmert and Dorothy Asplin. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews who enjoyed her company as did all who knew her.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11AM from Redeemer Lutheran Church, 500 Pearl St. Lancaster, PA 17603 with Pastor David Kreider officiating. Interment will be held privately. A visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of her memorial service at the church.

Please omit flowers and consider a contribution to Redeemer Lutheran Church Memorial Fund at the above listed address.

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October 24, 2016

I apologize for not being there today but I had surgery on Friday and not able to get around. Rosemary was a wonderful woman and gave her all volunteering—she kept the Monday Boys in line !!. I was shocked and heart broken when you left a message, I know how she was looking forward to the trip, she is so prould of Joel.  God bless all of you during this time, I am thinking of you and praying for all. She has a special place in my heart– we got along very well and we were so lucky to have her as a volunteer.  My deepest sympathy to all. Bonnie Goloski

October 23, 2016

Aunt Rosey we will miss you.  You were a character. So much fun to be around. I have such awesome memories of times spent with you at family functions. Judy and Alvin were so fortunate to have had you for almost 89 years.  What great children they are because of how you and Uncle Carl raised them.  You reminded me of my mom, your sister, Kathryn, (Kas). Both of you left this life here on earth in similar ways, very quick. This is the way both you and Mom would have wanted to go. You are Finally Home with all of your sisters, brothers, parents, husband, and Brett. We need to celebrate the life you lived and the awesome person you were by all who knew you. You could always make me laugh and smile.  My heart is saddened that you are no longer with us here on earth but I rejoice knowing you are in a better place in heaven with the Lord.   We have another Angel watching over us. Someday we will be together. Love and Hugs, your niece, Donna. 

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Lancaster, PA
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