Mabel HarnedThe Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) mourns the passing of past president Mabel Harned. An accomplished leader, Mabel served KEHA as president from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004. She was a member of the Humphrey Homemakers Club in Nelson County and held various leadership positions at the club, county, area and state levels. Mabel was passionate about KEHA and shared her talent and skills freely. She was engaged beyond her local community and the state, serving as Vice President of the National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON) from 2006 through 2008. She frequently attended the NVON annual conference and twice represented KEHA at the Associated Country Women of the World Triennial Conference. Her bright smile, thoughtful perspective and quick wit will be truly missed. Linda Kaletch, KEHA Past President and current NVON President, shared the following tribute.

Mabel HarnedI miss you Mabel.......... December 11, 2017

Mabel loved her family deeply, she loved KEHA and more than our homemaker association, she loved Kentucky homemakers. I'm so glad to say she was my friend; however, she was so much more.....a mentor, a true encourager, a strong leader. Mabel Harned taught me to trust in patience and the importance of helping others to develop their talents. She loved her community in Boston and her church family. Always giving of herself, her skills and abilities, she invited everyone to share in her love and joy of community—to be included.

We spent wonderful hours together traveling, working on projects, sharing stories of struggles and successes, always gaining knowledge. From the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Baltic Sea in Europe and on to Tasmania "Down Under", Mabel shared her life with me and others. I cherish those years and will remember her quick wit and loving heart forever.

Linda Kaletch, President 2017-19

National Volunteer Outreach Network

Mabel's obituary is available online at:

Mabel Harned