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Virginia B. Harless






Virginia B. Harless, 90, of, Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Doey's House.

Born Tuesday, August 21, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Brittain Bowman and the late Miriam Juanita (Lindsey) Bowman.

She received her Master's in Diagnostic and Reading K-12 and Learning. She was a life long educator, retiring at the age of 84, doing what she loved. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara E. McLaughlin (Philip) of Hagerstown, MD; son, Donald Quincy (Quin) Yowell, II of Washington DC; and sister, Juanita Cummins of Wenatchee, WA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennett Lee Harless; 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Services and inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Amazing Facts, P.O. Box 1058, Roseville, CA 95678 or Adventist Frontier Missions, 107 East Ferry St., Berrien Springs, MI 49103.

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Virginia was a dear friend, wonderful teacher and mentor, and like a second mother to me in some ways during my youth. I loved her dearly, and my heart goes out to Quin, Barb, Ben and all the family in their time of mourning the loss of this special woman.

Christel Brown

She was a real friend during a dark period of my life.

Virginia McCaffrey
Collegedale, Tennessee

Virginia was one of my phonics teachers in elementary school. I will never forget her. She was always passionate about what she did and cared for the children she taught.

Kristina Dahabura
Columbia, MD

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