Harriett G. Townsdin, 98, of Springfield, formerly of Eureka Springs, AR, died at 10:30 pm, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at her home. She was born November 3, 1912 in East Peoria, IL. She married Kenneth M. Townsdin and he preceded her in death on September 24, 1993. Also preceding her in death were her parents; 1 son, Kenneth Lawrence Townsdin; 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Elizabeth Clanney and Polly (Jim) Jones both of Springfield and Ruth M. (M. J.) Townsdin of Des Moines, IA; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; one sister Bettye A. (Robert) Hammond of Austin, TX and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Harriett was a member of First Christian Church in Eureka Springs, AR where she was active in various church groups and attended Springfield Southern Baptist Church. She was a published poet.
She was a resident of Springfield since 1984 and she loved working at Catchpoles Greenhouse prior to her retirement.
Visitation: 10-11 am, Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Keppler officiating.
Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2011 at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am