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Margaret Riley
B: 1925-06-01
D: 2018-11-16
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Riley, Margaret
Sarah Duckworth
B: 1954-05-09
D: 2018-11-14
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Duckworth, Sarah
Matthew Love
B: 1945-03-06
D: 2018-11-14
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Love, Matthew
Robert Greaver
B: 1941-08-02
D: 2018-11-07
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Greaver, Robert
Jill Stalnaker
B: 1959-08-01
D: 2018-10-30
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Stalnaker, Jill
Barbara Anderson
D: 2018-10-26
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Anderson, Barbara
Richard Nuzum
B: 1947-09-22
D: 2018-10-17
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Nuzum, Richard
Matheny Rodney
B: 1953-08-06
D: 2018-09-27
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Rodney, Matheny
Darwin Watson
B: 1956-07-05
D: 2018-09-18
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Watson, Darwin
Vivian Brown
B: 1925-05-09
D: 2018-09-03
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Brown, Vivian
Virginia Butler
B: 1933-01-27
D: 2018-09-03
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Butler, Virginia
Eva Jean Knepper
B: 1933-08-29
D: 2018-08-30
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Knepper, Eva Jean
Mildred DelRio
B: 1959-11-01
D: 2018-08-28
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DelRio, Mildred
William Myers
B: 1945-01-31
D: 2018-08-28
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Myers, William
Betty Burnett
B: 1922-07-15
D: 2018-08-18
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Burnett, Betty
Cheryl Wilson
B: 1967-06-25
D: 2018-08-15
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Wilson, Cheryl
Denver Tucker
B: 1932-03-15
D: 2018-08-04
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Tucker, Denver
Dorothy Stalnaker
B: 1923-11-11
D: 2018-08-01
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Stalnaker, Dorothy
Jacqueline Bonasso
B: 1949-11-14
D: 2018-07-27
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Bonasso, Jacqueline
G. Ferd Rogers
B: 1919-10-01
D: 2018-07-25
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Rogers, G. Ferd
Karen Jennings
B: 1954-07-06
D: 2018-07-21
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Jennings, Karen

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300 Pike Street
PO Box 1852
SHINNSTON, WV 26431
Phone: (304) 592-2500
Fax: (304) 592-2422
Our Story - Harmer Funeral Home, Inc.

Our Story

"The Family Other Families Rely On" 

In May of 1852, Benjamin Tyson Harmer moved to Shinnston, Virginia as a wagon-maker from Front Royal, Virginia. Being a tradesman skilled in using tools and wood, he was called on to make coffins.

During the periods of sickness and disease, Mr. Harmer was called on to make the coffin, deliver it, prepare the body, and place it in the coffin. At times, because of epidemic proportions of illness, he would even dig the grave and possibly preach the funeral. So began the process of providing a funeral service, all before the days of embalming. Soon after having six sons and two daughters the sign at the old shop read “Harmer Bros. Wagon Shop ­­­ Undertaking a Specialty!”  His son, William J.S. Harmer, maintained the Wagon Shop, was the first to go to an embalming school and become licensed as a funeral director and embalmer. Then his son, Edgar J. Harmer, went on to follow in his dad’s trade. Since that time, the Harmer family has served the citizens of the Shinnston area for five generations, providing professional service with a personal, family-centered touch. “The Family Other Families Rely On” is more than a slogan; it is the sacred responsibility of every member of our staff; before, during, and after the funeral.