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HARRIS, Marian Jean (Broome)

Monday, December 13, 2004

The funeral for Marian Jean Broome Harris, 86, of Enid will be 11 a.m. Dec. 18, 2004, at Central Christian Church in Enid, Okla. The Rev. John McLemore will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

She was born May 12, 1918, in Pawhuska to Lloyd W. and Gladys Holmes Benear Broome and died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid.

As a child, she moved with her family to Oklahoma City. She graduated from Classen High School and later received her bachelor of art s degree in violin from Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha.

She also received her masters degree in music education from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

She taught music for the schools in Anadarko and Ponca City.

She married Dr. Norman Harris in 1941, in Hereford, Texas. After her husbands death in 1968, she worked for the Department of Human Services for two years.

She then became a housemother for Chi Omega sorority in Stillwater and later Lawrence, Kan.

She worked for Farmland Industries in Enid and for Wess Gray Portraits. She later retired from the State Department of Tourism in Enid. She was a member of Central Christian Church, C.W.F. Group, Bell Ringers, Sigma Alpha Iota honorary music sorority, Enid Shriner s Ladies, American Association of University Women, Enid Fine Arts Club, Beta Club and Canasta Club.

Surviving are a son, Dr. John M. Harris of Glenbrook, Nevada; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son and a sister.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to charity of the donors choice.