Lavina M. Harding


Lavina M. Harding, 85, of Olathe, KS, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on the morning of March 28, 2017.

She was born to Harry and Goldie Whitney on November 3, 1931. She was independent, quick-witted and ornery at times. Her hobbies included sewing, painting, gardening, reading, working crossword puzzles, and collecting dolls and miniatures.

Lavina was preceded in death by her parents, her son Richard (Richie) Harding, brother Harold Whitney, and her beloved (yet also ornery) cat Maui. She is survived by her daughter Anita Shaw, niece Barbara Doles, granddaughters Jessica Freeman and her husband Jim, and Crystal Jacobs, great-granddaughters Emerald and Kayla Lengel, great-grandson Noah Jacobs, great- great-granddaughter Kylie, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation services will take place at Heartland Cremation. Per Lavina’s wishes, there will be no memorial services. The family suggests memorial donations made in her name to The Humane Society.

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