In Loving Memory…

Viola Harms

Viola Elsie “Susie” Harms, 100, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, in the loving care of Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp.

She was born September 1, 1918, in Benton County, daughter of John and Lennie May (Harvey) Long.

On September 10, 1939, she married Clarence Elmer Bybee, who preceded her in death on November 7, 1964.

Susie was a quiet, but very friendly person. She was always pleasant, always had a smile and never got angry. As a result, she was loved by everyone who knew her. She was always on the go and especially enjoyed day trips. She enjoyed working in her flowers and loved the color pink.

Susie was a Christian and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church.

Surviving are two children, Charles Bybee, of Smithton, and Linda Knox, of Sedalia; three grandchildren, Terrinda “Terry Sue” Miller (Darren), Eddie Bybee (Dawn), and Christie Baker (Brad); seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by husbands, Lloyd Bennett and Paul Harms; her parents; three sisters, Zona, Ollie and Alpha; two brothers, Herbert and Virgil (her twin); daughter-in-law, Dorothy Bybee; and son-in-law, Wayne Knox.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery near Edwards, MO, with Rev. Jason Veale officiating.

Casket bearers will be Eddie Bybee, Darren Miller, Brad Baker, Jonathon Southard, Chase Bybee and Michael Stratton.

Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Care Center.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. My condolences to the family of this wonderful lady. Way back in the 60s Susie and I worked together for Mrs Mahan at Bothwell Hospital. She was always great to be around. My mother was in the nursing home at the same time as Susie so I got to visit her many times. I always considered her my friend. She will be missed by many friends.

  2. Linda, Charlie & family so very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for all of you.

  3. Eddie, Dawn and family, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing during this difficult time.

  4. Susie was very special to us at GSCC we love and miss her

  5. I’ll miss Susie. She was always on the go and was someone I always saw around GSCC when I was visiting my mother. She’ll be missed.

  6. Susie was such a special lady. She always brought a smile to my face. She will definitely be missed. My sympathies to Linda and all of Susie’s family.

  7. Steven and Sharon Deuschle and kids

    Sorry for your lost. Need anything just holler. I think I helped Ed put gas logs in her house??

  8. My condolences to the Harms family so sorry for your loss.The bible gives us hope to be reunited with our dear loved ones again. John5:28,29 revelation 21:3,4

  9. Robert and Janet Smith

    Very sorry for your loss sending love and sympathy.

  10. My deepest heartfelt sympathies for the family and friends during this difficult time. Sue was always sweet to me when i came to visit my Mom when she was at Good Samaritan. I will remember her sweet smile! Rest in peace….

  11. Charles McQueen

    Charles and Linda
    Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. .You Momma was a sweet lady. ..and I know you will miss her…..

  12. I will so miss our dear Susie. She had such a beautiful little smile. It just will not be the same without her being there. May the Lord bring you comfort and love to you all!

  13. Jim, Tina & Kinsey Haislip

    Our deepest sympathies for your family’s loss.
    Jim, Tina & Kinsey Haislip

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