We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
As a young girl growing up in the hills of western Pennsylvania, Harriet Quinlan tossed a whole fall's crop of pumpkins down the outhouse just to hear the splash they made. After that incident, she always had to sit next to her father so he could keep an eye on her at the dinner table filled with her four brothers and two sisters, including her twin brother Hubert (Tony). Harriet passed on Thursday July 21st at the age of 95 after a life well lived.
Harriet was born on April 18, 1927 to the late Horatio and Lulu (Lohr) Miller. She is survived by her son Patrick (Rhonda) Quinlan and daughters Jenny DeClercq and Rebecca Quinlan (Marvin Druker) as well as her sister Marjorie Bell; numerous nieces and nephews; five grandchildren Jeff, Peter and Hannah Quinlan and Caitlin DeClercq Abelli (Jeff) and Dylan DeClercq; and three great grandsons Julian, Mason and Jaden. She was married to James Leo Quinlan for 56 years before his passing in 2007. Five of her siblings and their spouses predeceased her: Hubert (Mary) Miller, Audrice (John) Hutson, Lester (Alberta) Miller, Paul (Helen) Miller and John (Jo) Miller as well as in-laws Betty Quinlan and Jerry (Jean) Quinlan.
As a member of the greatest generation, she was active in the War effort as a "Rosie the Riveter" making grenade pins and delousing bags. After moving to Findlay, she worked as a telephone operator asking the perennial question "Number please" before her marriage and family rearing. A member of the College First Church of God since 1950, she was active in a number of groups within the church, including the infamous Christmas Bazaar which she organized with longtime friend Marty Fish. She was an avid hiker and biker well into her 70s and enjoyed biking in Europe and the US with a group led by Emma Mae Grey. For the last 8 years she has wintered on Cape San Blas FL, enjoying the view of the Gulf from her balcony, Sunday music concerts and Tuesdays at Two Lectures at the Library. Her life was enriched by family, music and laughs, but mostly by dessert-Dietches' Butter Pecan Ice Cream was her favorite, but she never met a pie or piece of fudge or candy she didn't like.
A visitation will be held Tuesday July 26, 2022 from 10-11am at College First Church of God, 1100 N Main St, Findlay, OH, with a funeral service to follow. Pastor Brandon Kelly will be officiating, burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
In leu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the College First Church of God or Tuesdays at Two c/o Corinne Costin Gibson Public Library, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe FL 32456.
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