Judith (Bates) Harder

November 26, 1942 - January 3, 2020
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Judith (Bates) Harder, age 77 of Longton, Kansas, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, at her home.

Judith was born November 26, 1942, in Topeka, Kansas to George and Virginia (Tschantz) Bates. She graduated from Seaman High School and worked at Stormont Vail Hospital as a nurse’s aide, where she met her husband-to-be, Robert L. Harder. They married in 1962, and moved to Independence, KS in 1965 where they had their children. They later divorced, and Judith moved to Longton in 1978 where she lived until her passing.

Judith is survived by:

Daughter: Robyn Coleman and husband Jim of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Son: David Harder of Florida

4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild

Brother: Michael Bates and wife Diana of Topeka, Kansas

Sister: Bobbie Broadbent of Topeka, Kansas

Numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Robert (Bobby) Harder, Jr.

Cremation has been requested. Memorial service will be held on January 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Christian Community Church, 100 N. Kansas, Longton, Kansas 67352 Visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be mane to the Christian Community Church or the American Cancer Society and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.

Services entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, PO Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349