Jack Ellis Harden, age 73, of Princeton, passed away at 1:13 P.M. Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, IN.


He was born in Oakland City, IN on June 14, 1932 to Cletis E. and Flossie (Ellis) Harden who preceded him in death. 

He was a resident of
Princeton, IN since 1970 moving here from Oakland City. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Hansen's Manufacturing Company as a press operator where he worked for over thirty years. He was a member of the Prince Lodge # 231 F& A.M. in Princeton and a former member of the Hadi Shrine and Scottish Rite of Evansville, and was a past member of the Hadi Shrine Motor Patrol. 

Jack was a member of the First General Baptist Church of Princeton. He was an exceptional high school basketball player for the Oakland City Acorns and he enjoyed camping with his family and friends. 

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Reba (Cundiff) Harden; 1 son and daughter-in-law Gregory and Julie Harden of
Princeton; 2 grandchildren Brittney and Ryan Harden; 1 step-grandchild Kyle Cummins; 1 sister Patty Slagel of Texas; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Services will be held at
10 A.M. Saturday, January 7, 2004 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Fred Brittain officiating.


Friends may call for visitation from 4:00 until 9:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home, where Masonic Memorial Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at the Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. V.F.W. Post 1147 will conduct military graveside services.