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In Memory of Art Harnish

Memorial Service:  Saturday, June 11 at 2:00
Hosanna! Lutheran Church, 2800 N. Church Rd., Liberty, MO 64068
An informal visitation will be held beginning at 1:00. 

Join us in person or via the live stream below.


About Art:

September 1, 1929 - May 26, 2022

Arthur was born September 1, 1929 in Hollinger, Nebraska to Abraham and Edna Harnish. He graduated from Luray High School in Luray, KS in 1947. Arthur married the love of his life, Shirley Banks, on September 7, 1957. He worked for Southwestern Bell and was well known across the Kansas City area as the man who could locate and repair telephone line trouble when others couldn’t. He later worked at William Jewell College, also in telephone repair and installation.


Arthur was a Charter member of Hosanna! Lutheran Church and served the church on the Building and Grounds committee for many years. He was a hard working man, but when he wasn’t at work, he was tinkering on lawn-mowers and fixing just about anything. He had a passion for repairing or beautifying anything that was broken or had been discarded, and bringing it back to usefulness. Arthur was also a talented wood-worker and made birdhouses, trellises, wind-mills, bookshelves and many other items for family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Shirley Harnish; his parents, Abraham and Edna Harnish; his siblings, Harry Clayton Harnish, Eugene Harnish, and Gracie Lewis; his in-laws, Earl R. and Carrie E. Banks; his brothers-in-law, Earnest R. and Verne E. Banks; and his sister-in-law, Winona Honeycutt.


Arthur is survived by his sons, David Harnish (Timma), and Stephen Harnish (Kimberly); his grandsons, Bradley Harnish, Jonathan Harnish, Trenton Harnish, Steven Winscott, Joshua Winscott (Fallon), and Matthew Winscott (Kayla); his granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Madearis (John); six great-grandchildren and two on the way, as well as other relatives and friends.

Give a Memorial Gift

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to one of the following:

  • Hosanna! Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
    Checks can be mailed to 2800 N. Church Rd., Liberty, MO  64068, or you may give online.

  • Dream Factory of Kansas City
    Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 26185, Overland Park, KS 66225, or you may give online.  

Online Guestbook:

You are invited share memories and blessings with Art's family, but simply sharing that you are present with them at this time is a blessing, too.

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