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Martha Kathleen Harris

August 19, 1933 – August 9, 2017


Harris3M. Kathleen Harris, age 83 of Monroe, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday in the company of her loved ones at Alice Lorraine Care Center.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Larry Detruf will officiate followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 19, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio, Kathy was the daughter of the late Carl and Gladys (Lamberson) Demko. She married Ernest L. Harris on April 11, 1953 in Franklin County, Ohio. He preceded her in death earlier this year on January 14, 2017.

Kathy was employed for over 30 years as a Secretary at Monroe Welding and Engineering. She was a Hall of Fame bowler and member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC).

Kathy is survived by three children, Paul (Darlene) Harris, Patrick (Kristie) Harris, and Dorothy (Duane) Slaughterbeck, all of Monroe; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Ernest and her parents, Kathy was also preceded in death by a son, Phillip and a daughter, Karleen Harris.

Memorial donations may be made to Alice Lorraine Care Center.

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