Virgil Harden, 73

Virgil Raymond Harden, Jr., 73, North Manchester, passed away recently. He was born Dec. 28, 1939 in Wabash to Virgil Raymond, Sr. and Violette J. (Kessler) Harden.

Virgil retired from Ford Motor Company, in Wayne, Michigan. He loved cars and enjoyed detailing automobiles. He lived in Michigan until 1997, before moving to North Manchester.

Virgil is survived by his four children, Robert Ray Harden, Wabash; Teresa Kay Exel, Cumberland, Ky.; Deborah Jean (Bob) Revnew, Lebanon, Tenn.; and Michelle Dawn (Tim) Lewis, Lancaster, Ky.; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and sister, Sandra Kay Defee, Nashville, Ark.  His son, Raymond Dean Harden, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on July 18 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on July 17 at the funeral home.

The memorial guestbook for Virgil may be signed online at

Posted on 2013 Jul 17