Harris, Virginia L.

[Reprinted by Permission from The Wellsville Daily Reporter, Wellsville,NY]


ANDOVER -- Mary L. Harris, 91, passed way at home (April 12, 2003) following a lengthy illness.

She was born June 15, 1911, to Frank and Myrtie (Wilbur) Yager. She graduated from Andover Central School and later from Bryant Stratton School of Business.

In 1929, she married Clyde Harris, who predeceased her on May 24, 1975.

Mary devoted herself to the task of wife and homemaker. She was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading and cooking.

Mrs. Harris is survived by a daughter Betty (Leo) Joyce of Andover, three sons, Donald (Brenda) Harris of Clover, SC., Bruce (Shirley) Harris and David (Sandra) Harris both of Andover, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by two daughters, Carrol Gavin and Marilyn Harris and a sister Doris Lathrop.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 7 Church Street, Andover. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend David Truscott of the First Baptist Church of Andover officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Andover.

Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, Route 19, Wellsville, NY., 14895, or to the Andover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 726, Andover, NY., 14806.