Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN


Martha E. Harris

September 9, 1935July 21, 2020

Martha E. Harris, age 84, of Hammond, IN went on to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Crown Point Christian Village. She was born on September 9, 1935 in Lumberport, WV to the late Leo DeWitt and Audra E. Stier. Many years later she relocated to the North West Indiana area and married Charles Harris Jr.

Martha was a sweet person, fantastic mother, a wonderful grandma, easy going but firm in her word, fair, and strict with her kids, loved gospel and old country music, loved her dog Queenie, and little dogs in general. Martha really loved her coffee from McDonalds, chicken sandwiches, and broccoli. Her favorite color was blue, and she simply adored her grandkids, LOVED her family and friends. Family was everything to Martha, and they will miss her terribly. Prior to her illness, she hated cuss words and would let whoever know when they cussed. She collected porcelain dolls, clocks, pictures, blankets, and collecting John Wayne memorabilia. In her older years she was always in her rocking recliner watching Western TV or the Grand Ole Opry.

She is survived by her five children: Charles (Melvie) Harris, James (Brenda) Harris, Ronald Harris and his significant other, Dorothy Choate, Donald (Penny) Harris, Joan Pope and her significant other, Tom Choate; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Martha is welcomed in to heaven by her husband Charles Harris Jr.; her parents, Leo DeWitt and Audra Stier, one grandchild, and her beloved dog, Queenie who passed over the Rainbow Bridge just several years ago.

A time to gather with family and pay your respects will take place on Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 1PM - 5PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home - 8178 Cline Ave. Crown Point, IN 46307.

Please join the family in honoring her at a funeral service being held on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12PM with Pastor Orlando Soler, officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In order to maximize the safety of our community, masks will be required in the funeral home.

To leave words of comfort and memories please share them below on Martha's special page.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, July 27, 2020


Martha E. Harris

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Cynthia Ostrovsky

July 25, 2020

Ron, Delaina & Dorothy my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom and grandmother. May your memories be a source of strength to you at this time.

Cynthia Ostrovsky

Janice Dale

July 25, 2020

I loved Aunt Martha very much.

Janivr Dale

July 25, 2020

I loved Aunt Martha very much.

Florence Tomsic

July 24, 2020

May the memories of our loved ones carry us through life until we meet again.

April Alexander

July 23, 2020

Some of the best memories of granny are when Tanya and I would spend a couple of weeks during summer break with Granny and Grandpa. Granny would take us with her to do checks at the school. Oh how we loved all the books, worksheets, etc to play school with. Rest in peace Granny and Grandpa ❤


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