Obituary: Angela Harding, 59, of Arkansas City,
Angela F. Harding, 59, of Arkansas City, KS passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Cremation has been effected. Memorial services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Mark Boxman will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven, KS.
Angela was born December 6, 1954, Richard F. and Patricia L. (McClelland) Rolandson Marrs in Circle, Montana. She was reared and educated in Circle, MT graduating from Circle High School in 1973. After high school she received her Bachelors in education at the University of Montana. After completing her Bachelors she went on to receive her Librarian certification, Masters in Counseling, and Administrative Certification.
Angela started her teaching career in Memphis, TN at an all girls school for one year. She then moved to Kansas where she taught at South Haven for 10 years, moved to Cottonwood Falls, KS where she was a counselor for three years.
Angela then moved to Arkansas City where she was a counselor and an Assistant Principal for Ark City High School for 19 years.
Survivors include her sons, Michael Harding of South Haven, KS; Matthew Harding and fiancé Kayla Anderson of Wichita, KS; mother Patricia Marrs of Great Falls, MT; brother Kenny Rolandson and wife Naomi of Hysham, MT; sisters, Luanne Garrity of Great Falls, MT; Amy Fraser and husband Jim of Polson, MT; grandchildren Hailey and Olive; uncle Layne Rolandson and wife Myrna of Billings, MT; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Angela was preceded in death by her father, grandparents Melvin and Hazel Rolandson, Lawrence and Josephine McClelland.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the Angela Harding Scholarship Fund, Wounded Warriors Foundation or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.