Zdenky Harman

Obituary of Zdenky Harman

Zdenky Skrla Harman,90, died on June 24, 2017. She was born on August 1, 1926, in Crosby, Texas. At 18, Zdenky left Crosby to attend business school in Houston. After graduation, she worked as a secretary at Stauffer Chemical Company.

Zdenky married the love of her life, Charles Harman, in 1970. She became the mother of his four children and settled into life in Richmond, Texas. After retiring from Stauffer, Zdenky began working for Snelling and Snelling Employment Agency where she had a rewarding career helping individuals find jobs.

Throughout her life, Zdenky loved to cook and entertain. She and Charles belonged to a Gourmet Group that met every few months for decades to share good food and friendship. No matter where Zdenky went, she left friends and happy memories in her wake. She seemed to know someone in every city in Texas and will be fondly remembered by many.

The Methodist Church was an important part of Zdenky’s life. She enjoyed volunteering and cooking for others. Zdenky and Charles were members of First United Methodist Church in Pearland and enjoyed many happy activities with the Open Door Sunday School Class. She will be remembered for her smile and generosity of spirit with people throughout her church community.

Zdenky is preceded in death by her husband, Charles, who died in 2011 after 41 years of marriage, his younger son, John Harman, and her brother Steve Skrla.         

Zdenky is survived by her step-son, Chuck Harman, and wife, Valerie; step-daughter, Meg Kleinschmidt, and husband, Ulrich; step-daughter, Susan Ellington, and husband, Sam; sister, Georgia Krauskopf; and sister-in-law, Pansy Skrla; grandchildren, Jessica, Linsey, Jonathan, Erik, and Julianne; and great-grandchild, Zachary. Zdenky is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Tuscany Village Pearland and AMED Community Hospice for the care Zdenky received. In addition, we would especially like to thank Regina Ketterling who lovingly took care of Zdenky for the last five years.

 A visitation is planned for Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home located at 5530 W. Broadway (FM 518) in Pearland, TX. A funeral service will follow Thursday, June 29,2017, at 11:00 am at Clayton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Zdenky’s memory to First United Methodist Church Pearland and the American Heart Association.