Harriett A. Albers

Born: Fri., Jan. 14, 1927
Died: Sat., Apr. 21, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 28, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Apr. 28, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Harriett A. Albers, 91, of Louisiana, MO passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Lynn's Heritage House in Louisiana.  She was born on January 14, 1927 in Mason City, IA to Herman and Inga Peterson Olson.  Harriett married Richard W. Albers on February 14, 1948 in Garner, IA and he survives.

After high school, Harriett began a 5 year nursing program, attending MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL for the first year.  She continued the remainder of the program at the Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, where she graduated with her BSN in 1948.  After graduating, she became a farmer's wife and stayed home to raise her children before beginning to work as a nurse at Illini Community Hospital.  In the early 1960's, she transferred to Pike County Memorial Hospital where she became the Night Supervisor until 1986 when she retired.  Harriett was an avid reader, reading 200 books a year after retirement. She and Richard had many happy summers at the cottage her father built in 1936 in Clear Lake, IA.  Also, at Harriett and Richard's peak, they would attend 4 to 5 dances a week, dancing being one of their favorite past times.  

Harriett was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church and the Barry American Legion Auxiliary.  She was a member of Eastern Star and a former Advisory Board Member of the International Order Rainbow for Girls Pike Assembly #113.  Harriett was a Charter Member of the Barry and Pittsfield Dance Club, a member of the Professional Nurses Association, and served as the Derry Township Electric Judge until she was 82.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Richard W. Albers; a son, Richard A. (Sue) Albers of Virden, IL; two daughters, Patricia (Bob) Tarter of Beach Park, IL and Jeanne (Bruce) Fee of Johnson City, TN; five grandchildren, Christenah Haefner, Sarah Koren, Letitia McCarthy, Nolan Fee, and Bridget Fee; five great grandchildren, Logan Haefner, Regan Tujillo, Kathleen McCarthy, Gillian McCarthy, and Landon Fee; and one niece, Ann Penstone.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sisters, Helen Penstone; and brother-in-law, Harold Penstone.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  There will be a visitation from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment will be at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the Pike County Library Large Print Books.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Harriett's memory to the following organization:

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Elizabeth Iftner-Schlieper
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Patricia, Richard and Jeanne, so sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you and your Dad. Betty Jo Iftner-Schlieper

Cuddy & kim
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on this journey - please make sure Gpa Dick knows Barney misses him everyday - hope to make you smile!

Frank and Doris Chambers
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Sorry that we cannot be with you at this time. We will be thinking of you Saturday. Her career as a nurse was very important in service to others. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mary (Ances) T.
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
So much I remember when we were kids! Just seeing you and Richard when we first met made me happy. I remember Richard trying to be the 3rd person in the chair when we were talking or watching tv, typical little brother! When we would come around the corner and see a light in your kitchen window, I would start smiling knowing we would soon get to have fun. Helping you move into your new house. When your dad cooked chicken on the grill and peach pie. Playing in the dusk at our house and scaring the wits out of Jeannie one night not realizing she didn't know we were kidding. Dear Pipsy, Champ, the cats. Going to the pool in Pittsfield and "trying" to teach me how to swim. I still don't swim. One night at your house I recall watching a satellite going across the sky.
You went to college and I didn't till years later but finally finished 40 years later! It was always good to see your Mom and Dad after we moved here. The last time your Mom was at our house was a day when she needed an hour or two while her car was being serviced so I got us all lunch from that Scottish place (McDonalds).
There will always be happy memories of you all and I cherish them.
Hugs to you all.

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