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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Joy Harter
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


     St. Joe---Joy E. (Hilkert) Harter, 85, formerly of route 1, St. Joe, died Wednesday at 5:26 p.m. in the Meadowhaven Nursing Home, Butler, where she had resided for one year. She was in failing health for the past two years.
     Mrs. Harter was born Aug. 2, 1895, in Auburn, the daughter of the late James and Ida (Zoller) Beaty. She was a homemaker and a former employee of the Auburn Automobile Company, Auburn.
     She married Claude Hilkert on Oct. 4, 1913. He preceded her in death in 1949. In 1961, she married Willis Harter in Florida and he preceded her in death in 1969.
     Surviving are one son, Irvin Hilkert, New Port Richey, Fla.; one grandson and one great-granddaughter. One brother, Charles Beaty, preceded her in death.
     Her funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Bale Funeral Home, Auburn. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Larnard, pastor of the Auburn Missionary Church. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

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