Marilyn L. Harris

Jan. 7, 1938 – Oct. 20, 2021

Marilyn L. Harris of rural Crawfordsville passed away at home Wednesday morning, Oct. 20, 2021. She was 83.

Born Jan. 7, 1938 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles C. Calvert and Ethel K. Anderson Calvert. 

She graduated from Waveland High School. She married George Allan Harris on Mar. 26, 1965.  He survives. Mrs. Harris was a member of Eastern Star #97, Smyrna Shrine Guild of Indianapolis, Elks #483 and American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary. She liked country music, football (especially the Steelers), the Pacers, Cubs, flower gardening and planting new trees. She attended family reunions at least twice a year since 1969. She drove the Shriners in the Christmas parade the past 20 years. She would travel and spend winters in South Padre Island, Texas, during which she would go shopping in Mexico and buy cowgirl boots.

Survivors include her husband, George Allan “Big Al” Harris; sons, Jeffrey (Mary) Miller of Crawfordsville, Roger (Marka) Miller of Crawfordsville; daughter, Greta Harris of Crawfordsville; step-daughter, Cindy Garman of Huntertown; five grandchildren, Joshua (Eve) Miller of Darlington, Jason (Star) Miller of Hillsboro, Matthew Miller of Crawfordsville, Shawn Garman of Huntertown and Brandon Garman of Huntertown; and one sister, and Joyce (Harvey) Gilland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dale Calvert; and a sister Carolyn (Raymond) Busey.

Visitation is scheduled to be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Avenue in Crawfordsville. Services are planned to begin at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Kevin Howey. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Please mail checks to Montgomery County Shrine, P.O. Box 412, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

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