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Rosemary (Sullivan) Harbison

August 3, 1931 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 88)

Rosemary Harbison, 88, of Princeton, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton. She was born August 3, 1931 in Velpen, Indiana to parents, Herschel Sullivan and Katherine (Robinson) Sullivan Howard. She married Joseph J. Harbison and he preceded her in death in 2009.

Rosemary earned a Master's degree and worked as a music teacher and also a business teacher for over 25 years. She was a member of Hillside United Methodist Church and with her love of music, she sang in the choir and served as choir director in years past. She also directed the choir at St. Marks U.M.C. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, shopping and watching birds. She was a former member of the Cosmos Club, Women's Fund of Gibson County, and the Retired Teachers Association. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Rosemary is survived by her children, Michael (Sandy) Harbison of Indianapolis, IN, Susan (John) Woods of Princeton, Tammy Harbison of Princeton, and Lisa Harbison of Evansville; 6 grandchildren, Ashley (Mike) Taillard, Andrew (Erica) Harbison, Christi (Chad) Bennett, Bradley Woods, Craig Woods (Brittany Brummett) and Chelsea Rosignol (Josh Whitehead); 9 great-grandchildren and sister, Carol Jean (Tom) Blake; brother-in-law, Leonard (Jerilou) Harbison; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Jerry Sullivan.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 27, 2019 at Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton officiated by Pastor Curtis Bond. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton. A visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2019 and from 9:00 AM until service time on Friday at Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton. Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is handling the arrangements.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hillside United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Rosemary at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harbison family.


Donations may be made to:

Hillside United Methodist Church
828 Archer Road, Princeton IN 47670


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