Jane V. Harden

July 19, 1935April 3, 2021

Jane V. Harden, 85, of Columbus, GA, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021. A service to celebrate Mrs. Harden’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in the Edgewood Hall at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, GA. Dr. Kevin Calhoun and Reverend Steve Scarborough will be officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Harden was born July 19, 1935 in Columbus, GA, daughter of the late John Rufus and Louise Mae Terrell Vance. She attended public school in Columbus and graduated from Baker High School. Mrs. Harden kept in touch with many of her friends from Baker through a group she help form, the “Baker Girls”. She worked and retired after many years of service as a Lab and X-ray Technician for Doctor’s Connor, Conn and Brocato. Mrs. Harden loved to sew, be outdoors gardening and tending to her roses. She also loved being with her family. Mrs. Harden was a faithful follower of Jesus and a member of Wynnbrook Baptist Church where she was instrumental in creating the Heart Shape Pillow Ministry. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harden was preceded in death by her sweetheart of 49 years, Michael H. Harden and one brother.

Survivors include her three children, Harry M. Harden and his wife, Melody, Delores H. Scarborough and her husband, Steve, and Tracy Tom and her husband, James; eight grandchildren, Melissa Moeller, Patricia Mazur, Catherine Helms, Jonathan Scarborough, David Scarborough, Elizabeth Scarborough, Seth Scarborough and Paul Tom; nine great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her memory to the mission fund of Wynnbrook Baptist Church. To sign the online guest registry, please visit


  • John Rufus and Louise Mae Terrell Vance, Parents (deceased)
  • Michael H. Harden, Husband (deceased)
  • Harry M. Harden (Melody), Children
  • Delores H. Scarborough (Steve), Children
  • Tracy Tom (James), Children
  • Melissa Moeller, Grandchild
  • Patricia Mazur, Grandchild
  • Catherine Helms, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Scarborough, Grandchild
  • David Scarborough, Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Scarborough, Grandchild
  • Seth Scarborough, Grandchild
  • Paul Tom, Grandchild
  • Janealso leaves behindnine great grandchildren

  • Missions Fund of Wynnbrook Baptist Church


  • Visitation for Family and Friends

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021


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Mary Scarbrough

April 7, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the family of Jane Harden. She was a nice lady and I appreciated her. May your cherished memories bring you all comfort. God bless you all.

Kathy Bohannon

April 5, 2021

Tracy Jo,
Your sweet Mom was a dear Lady that always made me feel welcomed to her home. The few times I visited her, she opened her home and her arms and surrounded me with warmth and love. I have no doubt she is in the arms of our dear Lord now feeling that same warmth and love. God rest her soul in forever peace.
Love you, Girlfriend!
Kathy Jo

Gerry Lucas

April 5, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Mrs Harden's passing. She was one of the finest Christian ladies I have ever known. Prayers to Harry,Dee,Tracy and all the family. Treasure her memory and know she is enjoying her heavenly reward. Gerry Lucas

Millie Paradiso

April 5, 2021

I will always remember Jane & Mike as a great couple. Me and Frank used them as an example of what a Godly couple was like. They were role models for us. I know they are celebrating being united again. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
We love y’all.

Nancy Clark Allen

April 4, 2021

I have fond memories of Jane and her family from Porter Memorial. She was so sweet to keep in touch with my mother, Margie Clark, while she was alive. We will be praying for you all.

Nancy Mathiowetz

April 3, 2021

Dear Harry and Melody,

We were so very sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. Sending you our deepest sympathies. May you be blessed with many warm and loving memories of your life with Jane.

Warm regards,

Nancy & John