Alta Harsh

September 8, 2011

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 12:00 PM Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church

Alta Latisha “Tisha” Harsh, 36, of Mechanicsburg passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 in her residence.

She was born December 14, 1974 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, the daughter of Dolly (Whited) Harsh and the late James Edward Harsh Sr.

Tisha worked at Spring Meadows Care Center in Woodstock as a cook. She was a member of the Goshen Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her mother Dolly Whited Harsh; daughter, Harley L. Ferguson; boyfriend, Alan Trainer; brothers, Lee Whited (Carrie Wycinski) of Mechanicsburg and James Ed Harsh, Jr. of Pheylan, WV; niece Tiffany Harsh (Jay Hassig) of Mt. Gilead, OH, Jennifer Harsh of Detroit MI and Kimberly Harsh of St. Mary’s, OH; nephews, Ed (Crystal) Harsh of Mt. Gilead, OH, Christopher Riden of Travelers Rest, SC, Christopher Harsh of St. Mary’s and Jaden George of Mechanicsburg; uncle, Harry V. Whited (Susan Churchhill) of North Lewisburg; aunts, Elizabeth Whited of London, Debra (Mike) Fooce of Plumwood, and Ann (Rex) Jester of Bradenton, FL; half-sister, Theresa Harsh of Mt. Gilead; sister-in-law, Lavenia Whited of Urbana; special friends, Steve (Kathy) Ferguson of Mechanicsburg; as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Tisha is preceded in death by her grandparents, Andy and Charlotte “Sadie” (Owens) Whited, Earl Harsh and Louise Crisp; sister, Charlotte L. Harsh; aunt Jerri George; great grandparents, Alta and Dan Harsh, Charles and Dora (Richardson) Owens.

Following her wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. Services have been entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vernon Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses, 257 W. Main St, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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