Maurice R. Harshaw of Fredonia, Kan., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Fredonia.

He was 92.

Mr. Harshaw was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Oswego, Kan., to Oliver Henry Harshaw and Ona Gail Wilkins. He graduated from Altamont High School in 1934. He lived on the family farm in rural Labette County, Kan., near Oswego.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army, serving from 1941 to 1949.

He raised turkeys, built a mobile home park and owned and operated Maurice’s Appliance Repair retiring in 1990. He was a blood donor, a member of Fredonia’s severe weather watch and civil defense teams and a volunteer driver for the Emergency Medical Services. He delivered Meals-on-Wheels. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He married Dorothy Harper in North Augusta, S.C. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert; one daughter, Sally, and two brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Harshaw of Fredonia and Susan Kissinger and her husband Jack of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Alex and Rory Hamilton, Jessie Kissinger, Ben, Hannah, Kellen and Daniel Selk, and two great-granddaughters.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Fredonia. The Rev. Charlotte Coates will officiate. Burial will be in Fredonia City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Timmons Funeral Home in Fredonia.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church window restoration fund in care of the funeral home.