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June Posey Harmening

It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. June Posey Harmening, age 91, of Fayetteville, TN. A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Monday, March 21, 2022, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Ann Hatcher and Bill Newman officiating. There will be no visitation with the family prior to the service.

Mrs. Harmening was born June 6, 1930, in Lincoln County, TN to the late W.B. and Thelma Faulkner Posey. She was a graduate of Peabody College where she was a member of Beta Kappa Tau and Pi Omega Pi honorary societies. June began her teaching career at Nashville Business College and then joined the Lincoln County School System where she taught 28 years. She was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma honorary teacher’s society. June loved entertaining and especially setting a beautiful table. She also enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She passed away March 19, 2022, at Lincoln Medical Center.

Survivors include her daughter, Heather Dee (Tony) Puckett; and two grandchildren, Kyler King and Morgan Puckett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles Harmening; her daughter B’Lisa King; granddaughter, Heather Lynn Hatfield; and her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Sarah Byrd Posey.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, VUMC Gift and Donor Services, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 450, Nashville, TN 37203-1761.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. June Posey Harmening.

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#1 Comment By Wanda Shelton On March 19, 2022 @ 12:36 pm

Mrs. Harmening was a joy to know. Between Edna Young and Mrs. Harmening, a really young and green teacher became a bit of a professional educator! No one was ever kinder to me when I truly needed a kind voice. I loved working with her at LCHS. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

#2 Comment By Karen Moore On March 19, 2022 @ 1:04 pm

Thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. The best, and my favorite teacher!

#3 Comment By Karen Horsman Tice On March 19, 2022 @ 1:52 pm

Dee, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mother. All of my memories of her are full of fun times and laughter. I know you will miss her.

#4 Comment By Linda F. Williams On March 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I loved June. Taught with her for many years. She was always so upbeat and supportive of everybody. I appreciated her encouragements along the way.

She brightened a room just be entering it. She will be missed.

#5 Comment By Scarlet (Lane)Patterson On March 19, 2022 @ 5:12 pm

So very sorry to see this. June and I always enjoyed a good conversation each time we would would have a chance meeting catching up on our families.
The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

#6 Comment By Forrest Keith On March 19, 2022 @ 5:41 pm

Ms Harmening was my typing 2 class teacher when I was in high school. She was a good teacher and never forgot people. May Jesus strengthen and comforter her friends and family.

#7 Comment By Sarah and Jack Raby On March 19, 2022 @ 9:16 pm

June was a precious person. It was our privilege to have known her. You have our sympathy and our prayers.

#8 Comment By Eugenia Lancaster On March 19, 2022 @ 10:29 pm


I am so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I am thinking of you.


#9 Comment By Bea Fowler On March 20, 2022 @ 12:15 pm

So many great memories. She was such a fun person to be around..we sure had our laughes.. Sorry I can not be there Monday but know you are on my heart..Much Love Dee..

#10 Comment By Barbara Toone Biehler On March 20, 2022 @ 6:48 pm


I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a lovely person, and I’ll always remember her fondly.

#11 Comment By Marcella scott On March 20, 2022 @ 6:48 pm

Sorry to hear very sweet lady and teacher

#12 Comment By Shelia Hadley Henderson On March 20, 2022 @ 7:45 pm

Dee so sorry to hear about your Mom, will keep your family in my prayers.

#13 Comment By Beth Hatcher Davis On March 20, 2022 @ 8:26 pm

Miss June” and Fuzzy were dear friends of our family. We grew up with Dee and B’Lisa, just down the street. We loved each member of their family. May God comfort you, Dee. The Hatchers love you.

#14 Comment By Julie Mathis Schwarz On March 21, 2022 @ 8:56 am

I enjoyed taking shorthand in her class years ago. I have enjoyed her coming in and talking on the phone in a professional way. She was a sweetheart and certainly a classy lady. May God comfort you at this sad time.

#15 Comment By Barbara Faulkner On March 21, 2022 @ 10:22 am

June was my last living school teacher from my high school days at CHS. The typing skills I learned from her made me a living a lifetime.

I have nothing but good things to say about her. Loved crossing paths with her at my voting precinct at Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Praying for God’s comfort for the loss of such a beautiful lady for her family.

#16 Comment By Dennis On March 21, 2022 @ 11:56 am


#17 Comment By CAPTAIN SCOTT SHELTON On March 22, 2022 @ 11:46 am

Heather Dee,

Sincere sympathies to you at this very sad time in our lives.
Unfortunately I know the loss of a parent and like you Gwen knows the loss of both.
June Bug was a staplemate in my upbringing. I still carry the wrist scar from falling on a broken bottle while playing as your home was being built. I remember many conversations with both Fuzzy and June and playing with Annie. Mom’s can’t be replaced but memories will live forever. She won’t be forgotten.
She is with B’Lisa and Fuzzy now.
Thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time.
Take care

#18 Comment By Leigh Kimbrough On March 22, 2022 @ 3:45 pm

I was a student of Mrs. Harmening. I graduated in 1979 at Central High School which was the last class out of the old school. She taught my shorthand class. I had several teachers that were very influential to me. Your Mom was at the top of my list. Praying for you and your family.

#19 Comment By Sherry Abboud On March 23, 2022 @ 2:24 am

I am terribly sorry for your loss.

#20 Comment By Pamelacrabtree On March 23, 2022 @ 3:29 pm

Dee I had just seen you recently and we spoke about Mrs. H. I love her as a typing teacher back in old central! I’m hoping that she was blessed to go peacefully. I know that she had a good long life! My thoughts and prayers are with you

#21 Comment By Teresa Harwell Sanders On March 26, 2022 @ 3:20 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Harmening. She was my Typing I, Typing II and Shorthand teacher at Central. Mrs. Harmening is one of the main reasons that I decided to go into the field of Business Education at MTSU. She was such a Positive influence on everyone of her students. I enjoyed running into her in town and reminiscing about old times.

#22 Comment By Teresa B.Thompson On March 28, 2022 @ 7:14 am

Just found out about Mrs June she was my favorite teacher in high school I had het 2 years in typing very sweet lady so sorry for your loss God bless your family

#23 Comment By Topher Johnston On March 30, 2022 @ 5:40 pm

Mrs. Harmening- You will be missed! You are definitely one of the top 5 teachers who had a positive influence in my life! The one thing I still talk about today more than any other is when you told me to “Quit being a simpleton” on the first or second day of class. I asked what one was to which you replied “Look it up” which pretty much set the tone for a great junior year. Thank you for all you did. Prayers to all your family!

#24 Comment By Sonia Shelton On April 2, 2022 @ 7:47 am

Mrs. Harmening, you made us read a book and that book gave me a love of reading, where I once hated it.

#25 Comment By Barbara Cotham On April 7, 2022 @ 10:25 am

Rest in peace.