Jessica F. Harker, 72, Bloomington

Jessica F. Harker, 72, of Bloomington, died Monday, July 27, at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg November 22, 1947, to Thomas and Mollie (Chism) Fowler. She married Joel D. Harker March 7, 1969, at Trinity United Church of Christ. He died April 22, 1970.

Jessica was a 1965 graduate of Ireland High School and received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Evansville in mechanical engineering. She retired from Crane as a mechanical engineer. She was a member of Ireland Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) and was an avid collector of lobster memorabilia.

She is survived by one son, Kent Harker and wife Jennifer, Jasper; three sisters-in-law, Karen Nordhoff, Jasper, Alice Harker, Newburgh, and Rosie (Fowler) Nichols, Franklin, Kentucky; three nieces; and five nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Lee Fowler, and one sister-in-law, Anne Harker.

A private memorial service will be held in Fairview Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ireland Historical Society or Shiloh United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be shared at