Romaine Anna (Books) Harman

MIFFLINTOWN – Romaine Anna (Books) Harman, 86, of McAlisterville, formerly of Mount Holly Springs, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown.

She was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Adams County, and was the daughter of the late Walter V. Books and Mae A. (Divens) Books.

Romaine worked as a waitress in Carlisle when she was in high school and was a 1945 graduate of Boiling Springs High School. She sang on the radio along with her dear friend when she was young.

Romaine worked at C. H. Masland and Sons, Carlisle, and also at McCoy Brothers, Mount Holly Springs. She also worked at PPG Industries, Mount Holly Springs and Forest Park Nursing Home, Carlisle. Later in life, she worked as a private caregiver for several families in the Carlisle and Mount Holly Springs area.

She was a member of Mount Victory United Methodist Church, Gardners, for more than 50 years, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She currently attended the Faith Community Church, McAlisterville.

Romaine enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, gardening and reading. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her loving husband of 66 years, Marlin L. Harman; two brothers, Gerald and Gary Books; and three infant sisters, Martha, Marie and Evelyn.

Romaine is survived by: a sister, Marian Leer, of York Springs; her two children, Kathy A. Groninger and husband, Edgar, of McAlisterville, and Dennis M. Harman, of Chicago, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Alison M. Groninger Truitt and husband, Beau, of Enola, and Andrew M. Groninger, of McAlisterville.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at the Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Mount Holly Springs, with the Rev. David M. Barr, who had formerly ministered with the Billy Graham Organization, officiating. A public viewing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Mount Victory Cemetery, Gardners.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Community Church, c/o Edgar Groninger, 70 Front Mountain Road, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mount Holly Springs, PA 17065.

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