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Obituaries

Nancy J . Harris

March 7, 2020

Nancy Main Harris passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Mitchell Village in Mitchellville. The daughter of Robert D. and Lelah Rucker Main, she was born June 28, 1963, in Newton. She attended Newton schools and graduated in 1981. During her senior year, she was employed at Skiff Hospital through the HERO program. She continued to work at Skiff for 31 years. A diagnosis of short-term memory loss resulted in her early disability retirement in 2014.

Nancy was an active participant in many sports (participating in six RAGBRAIs) and enjoyed garage sales, thrift stores and dancing. Over the years, Nancy loved her many cats and her yorkie, Abbey, gave her great comfort in most recent years.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father in 1997; and both maternal and paternal grandparents. Surviving is her mother, Lelah Rucker Main of Newton; and two older sisters, Margaret (Doug) Shafer of Tracy and Carol (Gregg) Trease of Newton. Nancy had many nieces and nephews including, Jennifer (Michael) Doyle, Janet (Charles) Smith, Julie (D.J.) Reed, Jolene (Jon) Liebl, Ben (Val) Moore, Heather Moore (Justin Faircloth), Brianne (Dan) Fitzgerald and Sara Ware; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her ashes will be interned at Newton Union Cemetery at a later date.

Those attending the celebration of life services are encouraged to wear tie-dye or Harley Davidson or cycling or Skiff Hospital clothing. The celebration of life services are pending at Pence Funeral Home followed by the service at 11 a.m., then a lunch served in the Tribute Center at Pence Funeral Home beginning at noon for continued sharing of memories.

Memorials would be encouraged to go to Jasper County Animal Rescue League, Newton Salvation Army’s Food Pantry and Midwest Hospice. Online condolences may be made to pencefh.com.

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