Marilyn J. Harris


    Marilyn J. Harris of Cuba, Missouri was born on June 18, 1931 in Wood River, Illinois to Marion D. and Mary (Rathgeb) Mowrey and passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the age of 89 years.


    Marilyn married Ralph “Bud” Harris on December 31, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Marilyn and Bud moved to Cuba, Missouri in 1972 from Bushnell, Illinois.
    As a child, Marilyn was close to her brother Jim and enjoyed getting into mischief with him.
    Marilyn loved being the child care provider for her grandchildren. They were all spoiled, but she kept them in line with her yard stick. They all loved her cooking, especially her poached eggs and French toast. She loved going to yard sales, resale shops, watching Hallmark movies and spoiling her fur babies Katie, Angel, Missy and Smokey.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Mary Mowrey; husband, Ralph “Bud” Harris on April 20, 1983.; sister, Ruth Harris; grandson, John Aaron Hubert; sons-in-law, Tom Lehnhoff and Kenneth Howerter; and longtime companion, Aaron Rook.
    She is survived by five children, Donna Lehnhoff of Cuba, Missouri, Larry Harris of Cuba, Missouri, Sandy Howerter of Prairie City, Illinois, Bud and wife Ronda Harris of Cuba, Missouri and Mariann and husband Ed Hubert of Rolla, Missouri; brother, James and wife Diana Mowrey of Godfrey, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, Brandy Fenderson, Kristy Hulsey, Matthew Harris, Jamie Hubert, Jennifer Agans, Kenneth “K.J.” Howerter, Andrew Harris, Robbie Harris, Terri Schneider and Kerri Baker; 22 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
    Private family visitation and services were held.
    Interment followed at the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.