Thursday, December 18, 2008

Myrtle E. Harrison 95, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville. She was born Feb. 18, 1913, in Yuma, Colo., the daughter of John Harrison and Effie May Slagle.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Monett. She married Robert Richard Harrison on April 7, 1934.

Survivors include: four sons, Darrell Harrison and his wife, Ann, of Monett, Dale Harrison and his wife, Reni, of Springfield, Keith Harrison and his wife, Karen, of Exeter, and Bobby Harrision and his wife, Jennetta of Exeter; one daughter, Patty Ratzlaff, of Pierce City; four sisters, Maxine Crider, of Exeter, Esther Strong, of Ritchey, Lucile Lawson, of Shelton, Wash., and Mildred Lester, of Shelton, Wash.; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Wanda Yeager; two sons, Larry Wayne Harrison and Johnny Thomas Harrison; two brothers, Bill Slagle and Glen Slagle; and one sister, Gladys Brattin.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Chapel in Monett with Rev. Pat Jeffers officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.