Mary Lee (Gordon) Harris, Ravenna, Ohio

James Funeral Home

May 13, 2021

Mary Lee (Gordon) Harris, Ravenna, Ohio-obit
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RAVENNA, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mary Lee (Gordon) Harris, age 88 of Ravenna, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at her daughter’s residence.

She was born on April 26, 1933 in East Liverpool, Ohio the daughter of the late George Earl Gordon and Kate Mary (Pieschuck) Gordon.

Mary married her first husband, John (Jack) Richards, on May 1, 1954 and he passed away after 40 years of marriage on January 15, 1994. Then she married her second husband, James B. Harris, on December 13, 1998 and he passed away after 11 years of marriage on July 22, 2009.

She was a Clerk for Paris Township for 12 years and a trustee for eight years. Mary worked in the Lordstown Department of the US Government and at the Ravenna Arsenal for five years.

She was a very active member of the Wayland Community Church for many years.

Mary was a member of the Paris Township Fire Belles, Paris Ruritan Club, secretary and treasurer of Paris Township Alumni until 1999 and the Portage County Trustees Association.

She loved to go camping, play cards, watch sports on TV, especially the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes, play bridge and other card and board games and spending time with her family. In her later years, she loved reading a lot of books.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Richards; second husband, James Harris; one son, Mark D. Richards; a stillborn baby brother and two stepsons, Mark and Dale Harris.

She is survived by three daughters, Bernie and Sherie Huth of Paris Township, Anita and Michael Stone, of Paris Township and Renee Porter and her fiancé, Jay Miller, of Edinburg Township, Ohio; one son, Alan and Pam Richards, of Long Beach, California; two stepdaughters, Eddie and Norene Timmons of Poetry, Texas and Yvonne Newman of Rockwell, Texas; one stepson, Timothy Harris of San Jose, California; one brother, John E. Gordon of Newton Falls; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Per Mary’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and time.

She will be laid to rest with her husband James at Hawley Cemetery in Paris Township.

The family asks that all donations go to the Wayland Community Church, P.O. Box 9, Wayland, OH 44285 in her memory.

Also would like to thank Grace Hospice of Uniontown, Ohio for their care and support.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, Inc., 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may send condolences, please visit us at

A television tribute will air Sunday, May 16, at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.

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