Frances B. Harris

WARREN — Frances B. Harris, 84, of Warren, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital in Warren.

Frances was born on July 22, 1933, in Morehead, Ky., the daughter of Luther D. and Grace Reed Bellamy.

She graduated from Breckinridge High School in Morehead in 1951, and attended Morehead State University, where she met and eventually married her husband, C. David Harris. They recently celebrated the 64th anniversary.

In 1960, she was honored to be commissioned a Kentucky colonel.

Frances was employed by the Morehead Telephone Co. as an operator, the Troutman Drug Store in Niles, Creekside Garden Center and Porinchak Garden Center in Howland. However, her main focus in life was her family, as most of her time was spent raising her two daughters.

Frances enjoyed traveling and vacationing with family at the Outer Banks, Niagara Falls and out West. She was also an avid animal lover, enjoyed gardening, antiques, crafts and birdwatching with her husband.

For several years, she was proud to serve as a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, helped with the cheerleaders and majorettes at Warren G. Harding High School, as well as serving on PTA committees. Coming from primarily a basketball state, Frances was an avid basketball fan, as she strongly supported her coach / husband and his teams for many years.

She had a wonderful personality, was easy to talk to, and for that she’ll be missed by many friends.

A 57-year member of Central Christian Church, Frances served in the children’s nursery, helped to start the Acolyte program, taught in summer Bible school classes, and also served as a member of the diaconate for many years.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents and an older sister, Patricia Keadle.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, C. David Harris; daughters, Jan (Ben) Moody of Bradenton, Fla., and Jodi Rihel of Warren; and grandsons David Rihel of Warren, Carson Moody of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ryan Moody of Los Angeles.

Cremation has taken place per her wishes, and a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Material contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church of Warren in her memory.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to

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