Former Peabody area farmer Willard V. Harms, 87, died Friday at Hillsboro Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 12, 1929, to Leonard and Martha (Penner) Harms in Newton. He also had a stepmother, Elizabeth. On August 17, 1956, he married Ruby Funk. Willard was a farmer and stockman and a member of Grace Hill Mennonite Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of Peabody; sons, Ronnie Harms of Peabody and Mike Harms of Hutchinson; brother, Irwin Harms of Moundridge; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings Victor Harms, Ruth Harms, Elmer Harms, Lillian Leppke, Sylvester Harms, and Velma Fast.
Services were Monday at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, with interment in Grace Hill Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for American Cancer Society.