Friday, February 26, 2010

Harrison, Leona Mae (Schafer)

Leona Mae (Schafer) Harrison

RESEARCHER: Leona Mae (Schaffer) Harrison was, like her mother, interested in family history and genealogy. She shared her information with researcher Richard E. Henthorn. Richard and Melva enjoyed visiting with Leona during one of their visits to New Martinsville, WV.

Leona Mae Schafer Harrison, 87, of Ross Street, New Martinsville, W. Va., died Sept. 26, 2009 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield. She was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Warwood, W. Va., the daughter of the late Frank and Grace Suter Schafer. She was a retired federal employee for the VA Hospital in Butler, Pa., where she worked as a secretary in the dental clinic. She was a member of the D.A.R. the Monroe County Genealogy Society, United Methodist Women of Hannibal, and the Hannibal United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two brothers: Chester (Freda) Schafer, Powhatan Point; and Francis Schafer, South Carolina; also several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence D. Harrison, a brother Franklin Schafer and an uncle Delbert Suter.

The family received friends on Sept. 29 at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Clarington. Funeral services were held Sept. 30, 11 a.m., at Hannibal United Methodist Church, 52732 SR536, Hannibal, with Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Interment in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Clarington.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, W. Va. 26501.

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