Eloise Harry

Eloise Mae Schofield Harry, 89, of Nevada, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Barone Alzheimer’s Center.

She was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Norwood, daughter of Garnett Paden and Mildred Ruth Roper Schofield. She and Bill Harry were married Aug. 13, 1946, in Lebanon. He died in 1990.

She and her family moved to Lebanon when she was young. She attended elementary and high school there before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in music from Missouri State University in 1944.

She taught band and glee club at Licking High School. After marriage, she and her husband made their home in Mountain Grove. She provided piano lessons from their home. She began playing the organ at Houston Methodist Church in 1954 and served in that role until 1994.

She loved listening to classical music and sharing her love for music and the piano with her daughter, Mariellen. She enjoyed documenting family history and watching and identifying birds.

In 2000, she moved to Nevada, Mo., to be near her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; and a brother, Joseph Albert Schofield.

Survivors include a daughter, Mariellen Epling of Nevada, Mo.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Services were Friday, Oct. 7, at Craig-Hurtt Chapel with the Rev. Doug Kraus officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.

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