Barbara Gerdsen


November 19, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Barbara Jean Gerdsen, 81, Rogers, Ark., formerly of LaHarpe, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at Circle of Life in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Fort Scott, to Elden and Louise (Sharpeless) Platt. She grew up south of LaHarpe on a farm with five brothers. She was a graduate of LaHarpe High School.
On May 22, 1952, she married Wayne Eugene Gerdsen in LaHarpe Methodist Church Parsonage. They lived on a farm north of LaHarpe. Barbara was a housewife, sold Avon and was mother to their two sons Steven and Ken Gerdsen. She was a member of LaHarpe Christian Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. She also loved to sing in church.
She was survived by their two sons, Steven and his wife Jessica (Daniel) Gerdsen, Rogers, Ark., and Ken Gerdsen, Junction City; five grandchildren, Danielle, Derek, Dana, Kevin and Kayla Gerdsen; and four great-grandchildren, Hazeline, Jordan, Chole and Jael.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Light of LaHarpe Baptist Church (LaHarpe Baptist Mission on sign). Burial will be at the LaHarpe Cemetery.

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