Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home Inc.
On-Site Crematory
Richboro: (215) 968-8585
New Britain: (215) 340-9654
Email Obituaries Email

Clara M. Harkins

Clara M. Harkins of Ann’s Choice in Warminster and formerly a longtime resident of Holland, PA died peacefully at Brookdale of Dublin on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. She was 90. Born in Philadelphia, Clara was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel J. and Clara Lassner Harkins and the sister of the late Daniel J. Harkins.

Clara was a longtime resident of Holland and a devoted, founding parishioner and active member of St.

Bede the Venerable Church. Clara was a faithful, devout Catholic who showed unwavering trust in God and a deep devotion to The Blessed Mother.

Clara experienced a wonderful childhood on the farm in Holland caring for her numerous animals. She graduated from Council Rock High School in 1951 and enjoyed attending the yearly class reunions. Clara worked for Bell Telephone Company as a switchboard operator and retired after 30 years of service.

Clara’s most treasured time of her life was spending time with her mother who was her best friend. They traveled domestically and abroad through the years. After the loss of her mother, Clara continued to travel and spent time with her family and friends.

Clara was a true animal lover caring for her beloved cats and dogs throughout her life. She donated to local rescues yearly on behalf of animal welfare. When she decided to contribute a stained glass window to St Bede’s Church, Clara made certain the stained glass window included animals in the depiction.

Clara is survived by her niece Maryanne Harkins Sullivan and her husband Kevin, nephews Daniel Harkins and his wife Christine and Michael Harkins and his wife Diane. She is also survived by her great nieces

Megan and Natalie, great nephews Michael and Daniel, great-great nephew Daniel and great-great niece

Claire. Remember Clara’s soft voice, humor, strength and love.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday, March 20, 2023 from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 11:00AM in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road Holland, PA 18966. Her interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Poor Clares of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare, 1271 Langhorne-Newtown Road Langhorne, PA 19047. www.fluehr.com


Send Flowers And Gifts

Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Monday, March 20th, 2023
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Service

    Monday, March 20th, 2023
    11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Cemetery

    Monday, March 20th, 2023

    Our Lady of Grace Cemetery
    1215 Old Lincoln Highway
    Langhorne, PA 19047

Certified Life Celebrants help create a funeral service, memorial service, or tribute that reflects the personality and lifestyle of the deceased. The celebrant personalizes all services by working with the family and loved ones.
CANA An international, non-profit trade association of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, that create a community of cremation experts.
Supports the funeral service industry by funding scholarships and educational opportunities for professionals and invests in programs that lift up grieving communities.
Offers hundreds of events and programs each year to boost businesses and support leaders for incredible success by offering a wealth of diverse committees, networking and social events, and award programs.
The world’s leading association to support funeral professionals. Provides members with critical information, innovative tools, resources and the professional community they need to serve families, run sustainable businesses and become pillars in their communities.
Offers services that preserve, protect and promote independent family owned funeral homes in Pennsylvania. Provides advocacy, continuing education, information, legal expertise, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service to families.