Marvin D. "Duffy"
Published in The Joplin
Globe from 12/5/2009 - 12/6/2009
Marvin D. "Duffy" Harbaugh, age 76, of Seneca, Mo., passed away
at 1:12 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at St. John's Regional Medical Center
in Joplin, following a two-month illness.
Duffy was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Joplin, and had lived in Seneca most
of his adult life. He retired from Teledyne in Neosho in 1995, after 37
years of service.
He was a 1951 graduate of Joplin High School and was a member of the 1950
State Championship Basketball team. That team was later inducted into
the Joplin Sports Authority Hall of Fame.
Duffy played professional baseball for the New York Yankees organization
for two years. He was also an avid golfer.
Duffy served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He was a 51-year member
of the First Baptist Church of Seneca and had served as a deacon. Duffy
married Mary Lou Harris Jan. 26, 1957, in Joplin, Mo., and she survives.
Additional survivors include one son, Darryl Harbaugh and wife, Annette,
Neosho, Mo.; one daughter, Becky Lamar and husband, Terry, Seneca; seven
grandchildren, Brian Heckart, Jeremy Harbaugh, Jennifer Ginger, Jodie
Lannon, Alan Lamar, Jill Blair and Stephen Lamar; 13 great-grandchildren,
Justin, Brock, Bryant, Shelby, Gracie, Colton, Christopher, Hagen, Ashtyn,
Avyn, Barrett, Mitchell and Tate. His grandchildren and his great-grandchildren
were the love of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Irene Harbaugh; a brother,
J.L. Harbaugh; and a sister, Marilyn Pierce. Services will be at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Seneca with the Rev. Jim Wilson
officiating. Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Heckart, Jeremy Harbaugh, Alan Lamar, Stephen
Lamar, Rusty Ginger, Jerimiah Lannon and Andy Blair. The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Seneca.
Memorial contributions are requested to the First Baptist Church Community
Food Pantry in care of the Mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary of Joplin,
Mo. Online condolences may be made at Masonwoodard.com