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Harris - Marjorie Ann (Krouse) wife of Ronald Lawrence Harris, of Pequea, PA went home to be with her Lord on May 17th, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care of Mount Joy in the presence of her family. She transitioned from our arms to Jesus arms peacefully. She was born September 23rd, 1944 in Spangler Hospital, Cambria County, Pennsylvania to Robert D. Krouse & Ruth L. (Campbell) Krouse. She was one of four children: Ruth (Krouse) Coulter (deceased) formerly of AZ; Robert Krouse of MD; Karen (Krouse) Pfiefle of OH. She grew up in Daisytown and graduated from Franklin High School in 1962, and married Ronald Lawrence Harris on September 1st, 1963. Together they have two children: Patrick L. Harris, married to Lisa; and Jennifer L., married to Scott Rajnic. She was a grandmother to Luke, Virginia, Amber, & Daniel Harris, and Sophia & Seth Rajnic. In addition, she was a great-grandmother to four children. All will miss her dearly for she listened to, prayed for, and loved each one deeply. Guided by a love of learning, Marjorie earned a certificate in Cosmetology; BS in Elementary Education & Masters of Ed. in Counseling from Millersville University; BA from Lancaster Bible College; and partial M Div from Evangelical School of Theology. Due to her love of service, she also held many jobs & ministry positions. Her children joked that she didnt know what she wanted to be when she grew up, though they knew she was following the Lords direction in her life. Throughout her life, she worked as a hairdresser, accountant, teacher, and pastor before she retired in 2012 due to the progression of her cancer. From the time she was young, church was an important part of her life. She grew up at Roxbury UMC in Johnstown, Pa; and held memberships at Chiques UMC, Mount Joy & Colemanville UMC, Conestoga after moving to Lancaster County. She was called into ministry and later ordained in the UMC in 2008. She served as a pastor at Green Hill UMC, Conestoga for 12 years. A Viewing will be held Friday evening, May 19th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home-Sullivan Home, 121 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 (on-site parking with attendants). A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday morning, May 20th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Colemanville UMC, 210 Colemanville Church Road, Conestoga, PA 17516. There will be a brief Viewing held at the church from 9:00-10:00a.m. A meal will follow in the downstairs church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions can be made to the Colemanville UMC Emergency Fund, serving the needs of the local community. The family is being served locally by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. To submit an on-line condolence, visit: www.scheidfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 18, 2017
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