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Betty June Harris

June 23, 1924 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 95)


Betty June Harris, 95, of Churubusco, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at her home.

Born in Holden, MO, on June 23, 1924, to the late Rolla and Elsie (Nowell) Harris. After her mother died when she was eight, with hard work and two step-mothers, she was able to graduate from Centerview High School in 1942.

She came to Fort Wayne with her sister to volunteer to pack parachutes at Baer Field during World War II, unfortunately her father was tragically killed the day they left.

Betty met Carroll at Baer Field and was married, on June 15, 1944. Carroll preceded her in death on November 11, 2000.

After her children were grown, she worked for Smith Green Community Schools for 12 years, retiring in 1991.

Her proudest accomplishments were raising great children and learning that she could paint some.

Betty is survived by her two sons, Jerry Harris and Rolla Harris; five grandchildren, Robert Stewart, Carmela Tuttle, Ron Stewart, Jacob Harris and Katie Deford.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ann Harris; a sister, Mary Fishbaugh.

Graveside services will take place at Lindenwood Cemetery on Monday, June 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, on Sunday, June 14, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Parkview Hospice or Wythougan Valley Preservation for Jacoby Church.

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June 14, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Graveside Service
June 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Lindenwood Cemetery
2324 W Main St
Fort Wayne, IN 46808


Parkview Home Health & Hospice - Whitley
105 North Madison Street, Columbia City IN 46725

Wythougan Valley Preservation
12954 Sixth Rd., Plymouth IN 46563
Tel: 1-574-936-0613

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