ENTERPRISE –– Goldie (Hark) Lynn died Monday evening, April 22, 2012 at age 91 after a very pleasant 10-year stay at the Enterprise Estates in Enterprise Kansas. She was born on May 2,1921 in Hartford, Missouri, the only daughter of George and Rosa (Peck) Hark. She spent most of her years growing up with two brothers and best friend Anna Priem in the Abilene, Gypsum and Kipp, Kansas area. She graduated with honors from Bethel School (Dist. 75) in Kipp, Kansas. She continued one more year of higher education in Kipp after words.
On Nov. 18, 1939 she was married to Phillip L. Davis of Abilene, Kansas. They lived in Topeka most of their married life. They divorced in 1963. She later married Kenneth Lynn in 1964. He preceded her in death in 1982. Also preceding her in death is her mother, Rosa Hark and two brothers Ellis and Glen Hark.
Goldie is survived by three sons, John Davis and Dennis Davis of Topeka, Monte Davis of Abilene, and a daughter, Jerri (Davis) Crump of Abilene, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Goldie's occupation was mainly as accountant and worked for several firms including Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Allen's Aviation in Topeka. Her eldest son has referred to her as a Martha Stewart's "Martha Stewart." She was the home keeper's extreme--being a master seamstress, master craftsman in all areas, a porcelain and china artist, oil and acrylic artist, a schooled and very talented photographer, cake decorator, a master cook, crocheting and tapestry artist and quilter, to name a few. A peaceful pastime was bird watching and "kid watching" as she photographed her children and grandchildren as they grew up. She enjoyed playing the organ and mandolin. She taught Sunday school for the Seaman Congregational Church in the Shorey neighborhood in Topeka in the 50's and early 60's.
She would show her idealism of life in her artwork and photography. She made a sometimes ugly world appear beautiful in this manner. This idealism enabled her to see through the many bad and unexpected horrors throughout her life from childhood through her entire adulthood. Now she will continue her journey as God intends throughout eternity. We will see her again soon. Maybe she'll be wearing a golden crown and a thin white gown. She'll probably be seen playing mandolin with Anna and her brother Glen on backup guitar and most certainly, with an angel or two on trumpet and stringed harp.
Graveside services will be Friday, April 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Penwell-Gable Memorial Park Cemetery. She will lie in state Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. at the Davidson Funeral Home with visitation from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission or Topeka North Outreach, and sent in care of the Davidson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at davidsonfuneral.com.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family Goldie (Hark) Lynn.