Flo Dell Harwell, 1932-2019


Flo Dell Harwell was born on May 3, 1932, in Yantis to parents Ellis and Joyce (Coker) Reed and entered into eternal rest on Feb. 25, 2019, at the age of 86.

Flo graduated from Yantis High School in 1950 and went to El Centro in Dallas. Just out of high school, she played semi-pro basketball for Hazel Walker and the Arkansas Travelers. For many years she worked for First National Bank, Western Bank and Allied Bank.

Flo was an amazing lady. She was very generous, kind, thoughtful and never met a stranger. She enjoyed making bracelets and other crafts. Flo was a member of Grace Community Church, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed being in the choir and also doing solos at weddings and funerals. Flo volunteered some at the Outreach Center in Duncanville. She was a wonderful mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and aunt. Everyone who knew Flo will miss her dearly.

Flo was preceded in death by her parents; husband Billy E. Harwell; step-son Barry Harwell; brother Kenneth Paul Reed, brother Norman Reed; and sister Willow Dean Alcorn. She is survived by her sons, Mark Kennemer of Magnolia and Dale Kennemer of Round Rock; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; sister, Jo Nell Boyd; step-children, Rick, Barry, Dale, Ann Apgar; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Flo’s honor to the Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 266, Mabank, Texas 75147 or you can call 903-887-4701.