Eleonore Harrison

November 25, 1940April 8, 2020

A Memorial service for Eleonore Papenfuss Harrison will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel on October 22, 2020. Family will receive friends and guests 10:00-11:00 with services to follow. Officiating the service will be Reverend Monroe Mercer. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the family asks that masks be worn at all times and social distancing be practiced.

Eleonore Papenfuss Harrison (Ellen) was born in Munchowshof, Germany on November 25, 1940 to Otto and Martha Pick Papenfuss. She passed away on April 8, 2020 in her sleep in the Garden Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Bossier City, LA., following an extended illness. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, she was interred in Hill Crest Memorial Park immediately.

Ellen met Air Force Sergeant Milton C. Harrison in Fairborn, OH in 1973 and they were married a few months later with that union lasting 47 years with her death. Ellen was most proud of her Naturalization Certificate that she received in a ceremony in Dayton, OH in 1975, when she became an American citizen.

Ellen volunteered and served The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 388 in Haughton, LA and Cabane 137, La Societe de femme in Shreveport, LA since 1984.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto Papenfuss and Martha Pick Papenfuss; Sister Margot P. Thoni, brother-in-law Kurt Thoni, brother Norbert Henke, daughter Sharron S. Parnell and step-son Brian A. Harrison.

She is survived by husband Milton C. Harrison; sisters Helga P. Aytes and husband Larry W. Aytes, Roswitha H. Geshwill; brother Manfred Henke and wife Roswitha, son Steve A. Scully, step-son William R. Harrison and wife Cris, step-daughters Susan H. Frost and Julie A. Harrison. She leaves eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Scott Harrington and his complete staff at WK Haughton Medical Group for their tender and loving care over the years. Additionally, a Special Thanks to Louisiana Home Health-Care and Heart of Hospice staffs who cared for her near the end. We really appreciate the loving care and spiritual guidance that you provided her.

In lieu of flowers, the family rquests memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103 or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL, Memphis, TN, 38105.


  • Otto Papenfuss, Father (deceased)
  • Martha Pick Papenfuss, Mother (deceased)
  • Margot P. Thoni, Sister (deceased)
  • Norbert Henke, Brother (deceased)
  • Sharron S. Parnell, Daughter (deceased)
  • Brian A. Harrison, Step-Son (deceased)
  • Kurt Thoni, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Milton C. Harrison, Loving Husband
  • Helga P. Aytes and husband Larry W. Aytes, Sister
  • Roswitha H. Geshwill, Sister
  • Manfred Henke and wife Roswitha Henke, Brother
  • Steve A. Scully, Son
  • William R. Harrison and wife Cris, Step-Son
  • Susan H. Frost, Step-Daughter
  • Julie A. Harrison, Step-Daughter
  • She also leaves eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Interment

    Monday, April 13, 2020

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

  • A Memorial Service

    Thursday, October 22, 2020


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Diana Walker

October 21, 2020

Rest in peace my beloved Ellen. You where such a beautiful lady and I love you so much. Now you are with the angels and family members. I miss you very much and think of you every day. I will never forget you.


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