Milburn Marcus Harms, 81, of rural Cole Camp, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home. He was born on Aug. 12, 1930, on the family farm near Cole Camp, a son of Marcus E. L. and Pauline (Klindworth) Harms.
On Aug. 31, 1930, he was baptized at Brauersville Lutheran Church of rural Cole Camp and attended school at Brauersville. On July 9, 1944, he was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, where he remained a member and served on the church council.
On Jan. 5, 1964, in First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg, he was married to Judy McMurphy, who survives of the home.
He was a life-long farmer and drove a truck for a few years. He was a charter member of the Cole Camp Jaycees and served on the board of directors for the MFA Oil and Cole Camp Producers Exchange. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, checking his cows, spending time with his family, watching his grandchildren ride four-wheelers, and giving gator rides.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Paula Harms of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Dale Harms and his wife Kristi and Mac Harms and his wife Kathy, all of Cole Camp;
one sister-in-law, Eula Mae Klein of Sedalia; four grandchildren, Marcus, Hannah, Adisen, and Warner; and one great-grandson, Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus and Pauline Harms, and two brothers, Velmer and Vern Dean.
Funeral services was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 28 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, with Pastor Jody Rice officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.
Pallbearers were Byron McMurphy, Marcus Harms, Gary Harms, Johnny Brauer, David Brockman and Marc Schultz.
The family suggested memorial contributions be given to Benton County Hospice or Benton County Cancer Society in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.