Judith's Story

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Judith Lynn Harmon, 68, of Oklahoma City, Okla., went into the embrace of the Lord the morning of Feb. 2, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and the prayers and love of countless friends. Judy was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Enid, Okla., to Karl K. Harmon and Frances M. (Hart) Harmon. She attended Monroe Grade School and Emerson Junior High in Enid before the family moved to Oklahoma City in 1960, where she graduated from U.S. Grant High School. After high school, she began what would be a nearly 50-year career in banking, starting with First National Bank of Oklahoma in downtown Oklahoma City. She began as an 18-year-old page and eventually became vice president of the loan operations department for First National and its successive companies. She retired in May 2015 from IBC Bank. She was proper and precise in her speech and dress, and took joy in caring for her home and garden – before the birth of her granddaughters, who became a great source of joy and energy in her life. Friends described the precious gift of her friendship, and remembered good times traveling and worshiping at Metropolitan Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for three decades. Judy was sustained throughout her life by her faith, in particular her favorite verse, Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” The grace with which she handled the illness at the end of her life was possible because of her faith and the legacy of humility, responsibility and even temper passed down from her parents. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Donna Kathleen Harmon. She will be remembered with love and thanksgiving by her son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Angela Harmon of Edmond, and their two daughters, Abigail Leona and Zoe Eliza; one brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Diane Harmon of Crescent; niece Blythe Ross, husband Patrick and daughters Coco and Phoebe of Tulsa; niece Amy Harmon of southern California; and niece Katie Henricks and son Huck of southern California. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, coordinated through Chapel Hill Funeral Home, with graveside services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or the Metropolitan Baptist Church building fund.
Published on  February 3, 2016
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