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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley

1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Sharon Lee Harris

June 4, 1939September 6, 2020
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Sharon Lee Harris, 81, long-time resident of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2020, at Parkview Regional Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born June 4, 1939 in Decatur, Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Lores and Margaret (Kern) Michaud.

Sharon married Dr. James Harris on June 15, 1963; he preceded her in death on July 24, 2018. She received her BS from Ball State University and her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. She taught school in her early years at New Haven Elementary School, Village Woods Elementary and Chapelwood School, Indianapolis. After raising her family, Sharon taught at J.E. Ober Elementary School for 14 years retiring in 2003. She was a charter member of Covenant United Methodist, the President of the United Methodist Women’s Group, Parkview Medical Auxiliary, Allen County Medical Alliance and the P.E.O. Philanthropic Organization where she also served as President. Sharon loved IU Basketball, playing bridge, spending time with her family at Coldwater Lake and dining out with her friends. Surviving are daughters Amy H. (Mark) Welker, Jill H. (Jeff) Schwarz, daughter-in-law Susan Harris; grandchildren, Elaina, Gretchen and Alec Harris, Madison and Andrew Schwarz, and Mia and Mack Welker. Her son Brent A. Harris preceded Sharon in death on November 17, 2019.

A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020, at Covenant United Church, with calling one hour prior to the service (10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN), Pastor Karen Koelsch Officiating. Burial at Highland Park Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted to D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home (1320 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Turnstone Center for Adults and Children with Disabilities or United Methodist Church of the Covenant. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial, Preferred Memorial

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Jim Bauman

September 11, 2020

Dear Jill, Amy and Susan,
We had many great summers together at the lake growing up, and your mom was a big part of that. I can see her now standing in the yard laughing as she looked out at us knocking each other off inner tubes in the drop-off. She was a warm and caring person that I will always remember fondly. My family and I send our deepest sympathy.
Jim

Karen Van Wyngarden

September 10, 2020

So sorry to hear about Sharon’s passing and please accept my deepest sympathy. Sharon and I were initiated into P.E.O. on the same day and I am so grateful our paths crossed that day! Sharon was indeed a special person with a kind and loving heart and I cherish the memories we made along the way! I will miss her warm smile and gentleness! My heartfelt condolences !
Karen Van Wyngarden

Keri Neukom

September 9, 2020

Dear family sorry for your lose. Mrs Harris was my 2nd grade teacher. She was an amazing lady.She let me T.A. for her while I was in high school. She alway keep in contact with me and my family to see how we were and part my my wedding.

Judy Beyersdorf

September 9, 2020

We are friends of Annette and Garry Frederick and we got to know your Mom and Dad at the bridge table. Your Dad would take us for boat rides when we came to the lake.
Sharon was so warm and caring that I felt an instant connection and we so enjoyed our visits.
We are so sorry to hear that she passed away and know she will be missed by so many. I just finished reading Susan’s book “Thy Will Be Done” the day Sharon died. I realized what a strong faith your family has. Our thoughts, our prayers and our compassion goes out to your family in your grief.
Judy and Tom

Renata Bauman

September 9, 2020

Dear Jill, Amy, and Susan,
You and your families are all in our thoughts, and our hearts go out to you. Your mom's easy laughter, ready smile, and quick wit were steady and joyful constants in my childhood years at the lake, for which I am forever grateful. She will be missed by all who knew her.
With love to you all,
Renata

Lindsey Koble

September 8, 2020

Mrs. Harris was my favorite teacher in all of my years through the Garrett school system. She was always so kind, nurturing, and supportive! Truly one of a kind! Her family members are blessed to have had her in their lives, along with anyone else who had the opportunity to know her!

Michelle Neukom

September 8, 2020

Dear Family, Mrs.Harris was my 2nd grade teacher and she was by far the BEST teacher I ever had! She was the most caring person. Always stayed in touch through out my grade school years and after I graduated. I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person and will truly be missed by many.

Peggy Gray

September 8, 2020

Dear Jill, Amy and Susan, I send my heartfelt condolences. I loved her and your father very much. What wonderful memories I have of our times together. Sorry, I really don’t know what to say, except that you are surrounded by love from all that knew her. Peg Gray

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