Obituary: Isabelle Haverstick Harger


CIN COM 0124 OBIT I.Harger

Isabelle Haverstick Harger, 104, died Jan. 14. She was born to John G. and Chloe (Wright) Haverstick July 20, 1912, on the Haverstick family farm east of Noblesville, now known as Stony Creek Farm. She graduated from Noblesville High School in 1929 and attended DePauw University until she married William Theodore Harger Nov. 13, 1931.

An active community leader, her service included: president of the active and associate chapters of Noblesville Tri-Kappa; instrumental in initiating kindergarten in Noblesville Schools; founding member of the Boys and Girls Club Auxiliary; founding member and first chairman of the Riverview Hospital Chaplaincy Program; founding member of the Riverview Hospital Auxiliary Board; chairman of the Riverview Hospital Gray Ladies; member of Daughters of the American Revolution and an active member of Noblesville First United Methodist Church. In 2010, she was recognized at Riverview Hospital for 50 years of service as a hospital volunteer and honored by serving as co-grand marshall of the Noblesville July 4th Parade.

Surviving are her children, Nancy Ten Cate of Noblesville, Susannah (Dr. James C.) Dillon of Carmel and James T. (Juanita) Harger of Noblesville, grandchildren Debbie Ten Cate Ballard of Greenfield, Ill., Sarah Ten Cate of San Antonio, Texas, John D. (Karen) Ten Cate of Carmel, Dr. William C. (Sally) Dillon of Prospect, Ky., John C. Dillon of Brownsburg, Ind. Matthew C. (Ammie) Dillon of Carmel, Barbara Harger (Stan) Lotridge of Plano, Texas and Marla Harger (Fred) Thompson of Carmel,.15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William T. Harger, who died in 1994.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, 1448 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060; or, Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument St., Noblesville, IN 46060.