Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:57:56 :
Daily Independent Journal
Saturday, 20 March 1976
Rebecca R. Harkins, a registered nurse and longtime San Rafael resident, died Thursday at a local convalescent hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 81.
Mrs. Harkins was born in Missouri and moved to Iowa where she studied to become a nurse at Ottumwa Hospital at Ottumwa, Iowa.
She is survived by a daughter, Amelia Loveless of Washington, D.C., three stepdaughters, Violet Cota of Concord, Viola Grempel of Watertown, Wis., and Alice Shepherd of El Reno, Okla., six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
No funeral is planned. Burial will be in Eldon, Iowa.
The family prefers memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
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