Eleanor A Harkey

Prescott, Michigan
April 7, 1935 - January 28, 2020


Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10 am until the time of the service at Judson Baptist Church in Prescott

Service Location

Judson Baptist Church


Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12 noon

Obituary Notice

Eleanor Ann Harkey, age 84, entered Heaven on January 28, 2020 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital with loving family by her side.

Eleanor was born to Ortensia and John Finger on April 7, 1935 in Prescott, Michigan. She is attending a reunion in heaven with her parents, brothers; Gerald and Leo Finger, sisters Irene, Norene and two baby siblings that passed shortly after birth, her son Steven Harkey, and many other friends and family.

Eleanor is survived by her beloved husband; Charles Roland Harkey whom she married August 28th 1954 and celebrated 65 years of marriage. Dear daughter; April (Richard) Mason of Prescott. Loving grandchildren; Andy (Pam) Burr of Prescott, Adam (Jennifer) Burr of Prescott, Brandi (Pete) Everitt of Rose City and John Harkey of Rose City. Step-Grandchildren; Tanya, Aleschia, Calmille and Kyle Mason. Great-Grandchildren; Jakub, Alyssa, Katie & Kara Burr, Dakota & Dillon Harkey, Wyatt Everitt and Aiden Wend.

Eleanor grew up the daughter of a water and well driller and farmer. Her parents owned and operated rustic campground on Johnson Lake for many years. There were not many things that she could not do in life as she was an awesome cook, sewed, knitted, crocheted, canned food from the garden and could clean a fresh caught mess of fish faster than most. Eleanor loved to fish from Johnson Lake to Sugar Island where the grand kids were taken for many memories on fishing trips. She was a hard worker all her life working as a secretary, school aid, 4H Leader and mail carrier.

The family received friends at the Judson Baptist Church (201 E. Harrison Road, Prescott, Michigan 48756) from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon on February 1, 2020. Pastor Kevin Switzer and Pastor Doug Kennedy officiated. Interment was at Richland Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice (1426 Straits Drive, Bay City, Michigan 48706-8705)

Arrangements by Buresh Funeral Home / Prescott Chapel


Heartland Hospice, 1426 Straits Drive, Bay City, MI 48706-8705


Richland Township Cemetery


Sorry, my brother, for this time of sorrow in your life. Wish I could be there to pay my last respects to Eleanor and give you a big hug. However, I will have to think of you and the family from afar. Love from your sister, Ruth. Richard, Cinda, Clarisse, and Aunt Maggie would like to add their condolences also.
— Ruth Leech
May God’s love surround Roland and family.
— Wilma and Doug Storrs
RIP Eleanor. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. My prayers are with your dear family.
— Jana I Healey
Roland and Eleanor the best friends one could have. Karl & Lavinia walls
— Karl walls
I knew Eleanor most of my life. She was my moms aid in school when mom taught the first grade. They remained good friends until my mom passed. She was so talented, could make anything etc. and such a friendly happy lady. May it help to know she is in a better place and reunited with her beloved son Steve. She will be missed by all who knew her. Julie Bellor and Daryl.
— Julia Bellor
So sorry to hear about Elenor. My condolences to the Harkey family. Love and peace Phyllis Druley
— Phyllis Druley
I am so sorry for your loss, but rejoicing in Eleanor's release from pain. I know the Lord will comfort your family. Sincerely, with prayers,
— Fred and Maribeth Runyan and Seth
Very nice tribute to Eleanor! I pass my condolences to Ronald, April, & the rest of the family.
— Jerry Goodrich
Heartfelt sympathy to the family of this lifelong friend. Prayers go out to you.
— Anton Fogel
Roland; We love you & have been saying prayers for you in this most difficult time.
— Brian & Jill Thompson
I knew Eleanor my whole life. She was my moms aid when my mom taught the third grade. She was always a happy very friendly person. Always ready to help someone out. She was so talented there wasn't anything she couldn't make crafts, cooking whatever. May it help her family to know she is in a better place and reunited with her beloved son Steve. Rest in peace Eleanor. Julie and Daryl
— Julia Bellor
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your one. Eleanor was special to us and both of us knew Eleanor all of our lives. Thinking of all of you now and the days ahead. God Bless! Janet and Ralph Hall
— Janet Hall

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