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Ola Mae Harbin

1928 ~ 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Ola Mae Harbin of Kansas City, MO departed this life on Monday, May 2, 2022.  Ola was born on April 7, 1928, to the union of Stewart and Lillian Mack. She was one of eighteen siblings born in Tryon, OK.  Both parents, daughter (Marcia Lacy), two grandsons, two great grandsons, two sisters, and eleven brothers preceded her in death.  She was affectionately known as Momma, Grandma, Grams, Little Lady and Avon Lady. Ola Mae attended Washington High School and Elementary school in Logan and Payne County in Stillwater, OK.

In 1955 Ola Mae became a member of the Mariah Walker A.M.E. Church under the leadership of Rev. Albert Carter.  She served in the choir, Missionary Society, Steward Board and attended Sunday School until her health began to fail.

She was an Avon Representative for 54 years.  She earned the President’s Recognition Program Achievement Award.  There were several women who sold under her leadership.  She was the top seller for many years in her district.  She won numerous trips and prizes selling Avon.

She had a sense of humor that was with her until the very end.  She loved having family over to celebrate holidays and birthdays. 

She married Isaiah Celestine and to this union was born eight children.

She married John Harbin and to this union was born one daughter.

Ola Mae Harbin is survived by her children, Bertha Celestine-Bradford of Kansas City, MO, Donald Celestine of Plano, TX, Ronald Celestine (Carolyn), Marshall Celestine, Clara Powell (Benny), Angela Harbin all of Kansas City, MO; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; five siblings, Warren Mack (Shirley) of Chicago, IL, Dorothy Murphy of Tomball,TX, Armetia Terrell of Wichita, KS, Helen Sailor of Kansas City, MO, Stewart Mack, Jr. (Betty) of Oklahoma City, OK and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
St. James U.M.C
5540 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 14, 2022

11:30 AM
St. James U.M.C
5540 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110

Interment
Saturday
May 14, 2022

1:30 PM
Forest Hill
6901 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64131

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