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In Loving Memory
Jeanette Hardgrove Harris
10/18/1930 - 6/15/2013

Jeanette Harris, age 82, New Castle resident, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at her residence.


She was born October 18, 1930 in New Castle, Indiana, a daughter of the late James and Jessie Lane Hardgrove.


Mrs. Harris was a lifelong resident of Henry County, and had resided in Mt. Summit and New Castle most of her life. She was a homemaker, and was very involved with her family’s activities. She was a beautician, and also had worked for Indiana Bell Telephone for many years. During the time her late husband Joe Harris was Henry County Sheriff, Mrs. Harris was a deputy, and served as the jail matron. She was a member of the Mt. Summit Christian Church, and had attended the Sugar Grove Methodist Church. She was a 1949 Graduate of Mt. Summit High School where she was a cheerleader. She was an avid golfer and played on several women’s leagues in Henry County.


Left to cherish her loving memory include 3 children, Jamey Atkinson of New Castle, Indiana, Joseph Bart Harris (companion Lori Hale) of Greenfield, Indiana, and Jay Douglas Harris (wife Amy) of Lexington, Kentucky; 7 grandchildren, Jay Clapp (wife Julie) of New Castle, Indiana, Joseph Michael Harris (wife Kristy) of Santa Clarita, California, T Sergeant Jennifer Harris, serving with the United States Air Force, stationed in Guam, Jon Harris of North Hills, California, Zachary Harris of Youngstown, Ohio, Jack Harris of Lexington, Kentucky, and Annie Harris of Lexington, Kentucky; 4 great-grandchildren, Jackson Clapp, Caleb Clapp of New Castle, Indiana, Isabella Harris of Santa Clarita, California, and Brandon Harris of Santa Clarita, California; 1 sister, Nancy Snodgrass (husband Phil) of Greensburg, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph D. Harris in 2007, whom she married on February 12, 1954; 1 sister, Phyllis Joan Hughes; and 1 brother, Jack D. Hardgrove.


Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  A funeral service, and celebration of life for Mrs. Harris, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the funeral home with Cindy Hege Sturgeon officiating.


Online condolences may be made at


Macer-Hall Funeral Directors Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.

Online Condolences
From: Jeff Reuter   Portland Oregon
Relationship:  cousin

Jamey, Bart and Jay, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Jeanette always had an amazing smile and a great laugh. She will be missed.
Sent:  6/18/2013
From: Lesa Cline/Tully   New Castle IN
Relationship:  Friend

Jamey, Sorry To Hear About Your Mother She Was A Great Lady.
Sent:  6/19/2013
From: Dianne Stephens   New Castle IN
Relationship:  friend

Jamey, so sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought a lot of you dad and mom. My prayers are with you and your family.
Sent:  6/19/2013
From: Anna Selvidge   Mt summit In
Relationship:  Friend

Jamey and Nancy I am so sorry for your loss.
Sent:  6/19/2013
From: Don and Cindy Bennett   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Friends

Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Sent:  6/19/2013
From: Gordon England   Indianapolis IN
Relationship:  Friend

So many changes we have seen. Some a true joy and some hard to endure. I am glad for it all.
Sent:  6/19/2013
From: Bill & Diana Lutterman   New Castle In.
Relationship:  Neighbors

Just found out about my precious neighbor yesterday after reading a week of Courier Times papers, after being gone. Spending a lot of time with my dad who is in hospice in Ohio. So sorry that we missed sharing with all of you, & seeing you.
Sent:  6/22/2013
From: Nesa Clark   Spring Hill Florida
Relationship:  classmate

To Jeanette's children, I am so very sorry for your great loss. Your mother and I attended the same cosmetology school in New Castle 43 years ago. Her kindness and easy going manner made her a joy to be around. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sent:  6/26/2013

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