Nora Ellen Harmon


Nora Ellen Harmon, 95, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Joseph A. and Bernice (Herod) Goble.

On April 13, 1946, she married Walter S. Harmon, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2011.

Ellen is survived by her daughters, Joyce Harmon, and Lynette Rikard and husband, William, both of Indianapolis, and Jill McFall and partner, Rick, of Brownsburg; granddaughter, Charlotte Swanson and husband, Jason; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Benjamin Swanson.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Larry W. Goble, Wilbur Goble and Robert Goble.

Ellen graduated from Waldron High School in 1939 and attended Indiana Business College.

She was a member and former deaconess at Rocklane Christian Church.

Ellen formerly worked at Hugh J. Baker Co., Smith Douglas and at N.K. Hurst Co. for 15 years.

She enjoyed watching sports. Her favorite professional teams were the Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. She was also a fan of collegiate basketball, and enjoyed watching Indiana, Purdue and Butler universities.

Ellen liked to garden.

She and Walter were avid walkers at the Greenwood Park Mall.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

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