Ella (Folan) Bowen Harris

December 29, 1918 - April 9, 2016

12/29/1918 - 04/09/2016

Past Services

Cemetery
Tuesday April 12, 2016
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
Sherrard, WV 26038
Directions
Visitation
Tuesday April 12, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Service
Tuesday April 12, 2016
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Visitation

Ella (Folan) Bowen Harris, 97, of Moundsville, W.Va., formerly of Wheeling and Moundsville, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cameron, W.Va. Ella had been a resident there since February, 2012.

Born December 29, 1918, in Chester, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Rebecca (Dye) Folan.

A graduate of Olive-Orange High School, Tuppers Plains, Ohio, she retired from Reynolds Memorial Hospital as Dietary Services Supervisor, in 1986. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville; and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her first husband, George E. Bowen, in 1963; her second husband, George H. Harris, in 1972; three brothers, Harold Brannon, Chester Folan and John Folan; and a sister, R. Maxine Miller.

Mrs. Harris is survived by two daughters, Sharon K. (William “Skip”) Marshall of Hampstead, N.C. and Karen Sue (Jim) Dougherty of Moundsville, with whom she resided form 2005 to 2012; three grandchildren, Shelley Graham of Hampstead, N.C., Stacy (Mike) Beegle of Moundsville and Stephen Dougherty of Wheeling; seven great-grandchildren, Nancy Graham, Shayla Graham, Dylan Dougherty, Taylar Beegle, Lucas Beegle, Brendon Dougherty and Madison Dougherty.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 11 am until time of funeral services at 1 pm, with Mr. Lairl Westfall officiating. Interment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

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Nan, Shay and Shelley Marie
6 years ago

Here’s a candle for you Granny. I know you had a healthy fear of fire, as to be expected knowing your childhood home burned down. I remember you warming up by the fireplace at the cabin. I also remember you burned one from time to time there at home. May you always be warm and full of white light. Shell, Nan and Shay

Shelley
6 years ago

Mom and Sue: I can’t imagine how you feel, it’s true Mom is always Mom. Yes, she will visit I am sure the Lord holds her in His arms as His child for she is and always was His child. He blessed us, her parents, brothers and Sweet Aunt Maxine w/ her profound presence a great while. All has been restored, 1 of God’s gift 2 us is memory. Thought I might share a couple. So many trips, long conversations, Sunday dinners and just everyday living.
Oh how I loved staying w/ her overnite. Always toasty and comfy; when I was scared (or not) she let her me sleep w/her. Some may find snoring unbearable but quite the comfort to me.
Seems she wasn’t very old when I was born. For as long as I can remember most EVERYONE called her Granny. One day at Aunt Sue’s shortly after her first Great Grand (twins) were born someone came 2 visit she didn’t know. During introductions she said, “Well, I am Ella but everyone calls me Granny. So you just call me Granny.” Forward some 20 years, I realized; now that’s a woman excited to be a Granny! Didn’t matter young and old alike, all the Grands and Great-Grands thereafter, “just call me Granny.”
Always to the point, maybe a bit harsh, but forever true. Thank you Granny for the years of warmth, loyalty, joy, patience, advise and brutal but caring honesty. One bit stays w/ me, comforts me-she said “When the Good Lord wants you, the Good Lord takes you.” I love you, you are so missed, I am at a loss for words really. I know its so jumbled this writing. Will never forget the many times you stood up for me from day 1.

W.W
6 years ago

My sincere condolences to the Harris family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead and have faith in God’s promise of seeing your love ones again through the resurrection.(Acts 24:15). My deepest sympathy to you all.

Jan Walker
6 years ago

May God grant you peace at this time in your life. She was a beautiful lady. She is now at peace and getting much needed rest.

Laura Hall
6 years ago

She will come to you in your dreams just to visit awhile….enjoy your times together

Paula Jonas
6 years ago

No matter how old u r you feel like an orphan when your mom passes. God Bless u and your family .May she RIP. XO

Mark C. Allen
6 years ago

A friend, a mentor, and a woman of epic wisdom. Rest in peace.