Marie Harnetiaux Lagant

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Marie Harnetiaux Lagant, age 86 of Mills Township, passed away at 7:00 a.m .Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Legacy Place in Breese, Illinois

Private graveside Services will be held on Wednesday at Campground Cemetery. For those who desire memorials in lieu of flowers in Marie’s memory may be made to the Greenville First Christian Church or the donor’s choice at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.

Marie L. Harnetiaux, the daughter of Melvin C. Harnetiaux and Mary Ruby Zink Harnetiaux, was born on August 24, 1930 in Donnellson, Illinois. Marie grew up on farms in Bond County and Mills Township and attended varouis one room country schools and graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1948.

Marie and Robert Loyd Lagant were united in marriage on January 31, 1948 in Piggott, AR. and enjoyed over 48 years together before Robert’s death on October 7, 1997. marie and rRobert farmed together and later purchaced the Carl Utlaut Farm in Mills Township. Marie farmed with Robert and helped along side him when he was road commissioner for Mills Township. For many years Marie worked at Basler Electric during the winter when not needed on the farm. Marie enjoyed doing embroidery.

Marie is survived by their daughter Brenda S. Hess and significant other Artie W. Myers of rural Greenville, her grandson Flight Engineer Michael Hess serving in the Navy at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, his fiance’ Stephanie Castay of New Orleans, Louisianna, and several nieces and nephews.

Marie is the last of her generation being preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents Melvin & Ruby Harnetiaux and two brothers: Eugene (Sara) Harnetiaux and Ermal (Leola) Harnetiaux.

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