Official Obituary of

Barbara L. (Watkins) Harden

February 4, 1930 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Barbara Harden Obituary



Barbara L. Harden, 94, of Bethlehem, PA went home on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 in Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg.  She was the widow of Arthur Lee Harden and Arthur Savory.  Born in Jersey City, NJ, Barbara was the daughter of the late Walter and Irene (Stevens) Watkins.  A graduate of Henry Snyder High School, Barbara attended the New Jersey School of Business In Jersey City, NJ.  She was the owner and operator of the former A & B Food Market, East Orange, NJ for many years.   She was a former member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Jersey City, NJ. and in August of 2007 she was baptised at Green Pastures Church in Bethlehem, PA.

Survivors: Children, Dale Harden and his wife Barbara of Reynoldsburg, OH, Patricia Harden of Richmond, VA, Richard Harden of Catasauqua, PA, Carolyn Harden of Chester, VA, Allan Harden and his wife Darlene of Hillside, NJ; sister, Frances Thomas of Suitland, MD; grandchildren, Shakeera Harden-Clayton, Keysha Spencer, Jasmine Harden, Taliah Harden, Maurice Harden, Shavon Harden, Arthur Harden, Jr., Kelly Warren, Tequila Harden-Brooks; great grandchildren, Sean Harden, Tahyyah Newby, Taquan Harden, Phylissa Harden, Ijanae Spencer, Shamarr Brooks, Tanaeyah Ford, Nysira Harden, Benjamin Warren, Jr.   She was predeceased in death by children, Elaine Jones, Arthur Harden, Jr. and John Harden and siblings, Thomas Watkins, Alice Watkins and Walter Watkins, Jr.

Service: Family and friends visitation 1:00 pm and Memorial Service 2:00PM Monday, March 18, 2024 at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Barbara’s memory to Lehigh Valley Health Network, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 1883, Allentown, PA 18105-1883.




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Calling Hour
March 18, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA

Memorial Service
March 18, 2024

2:00 PM
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA


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