The Banner Press
Marble Hill, MO
July 26, 1962
Leonard J. Harnes, 77 year old retired insurance agent of Advance, died Saturday in a Cape Girardeau hospital where he had been admitted July 15. Mr. Harnes had lived in Advance since 1907 and prior to that time resided at Leopold, where he was born March 16, 1885. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Harnes.
On April 12, 1912, Mr. Harnes was married to Nellie Mae Beard, who passed away August 13, 1942. Also preceding him in death were four of their eight children, Margaret Louise, Lelia, Lawrence and L. J. Harnes Jr. and four brothers.
Surviving are a son, James Harnes of Advance, three daughters, Mrs. Ted (Rita) Laramie of St. Louis, Mrs. Richard (Anna Mae) Goerke of Santa Ana, California, and Miss Inez of Chicago, IL; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Roth of Glencoe and a brother Dal Harnes of Sikeston.
Mr. Harnes was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1111 of Cape Girardeau and St. Joseph's Church of Advance. Last rites ere held Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Advance conducted by Rev. Raymond Orf. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery at Leopold. Rosary was recited Monday evening.