NORTH WEBSTER — Phyllis D. Harris, 68, Pierceton, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne.

She was born Feb. 7, 1950, in Wolf Lake, to Harry and Viola Miller Knox.

She was a lifetime Cromwell/North Webster area resident, graduated in 1968 from Cromwell High School and attended Ravenscroft Beauty School, Fort Wayne.

She was married on Oct. 3, 1970, in Fort Wayne, to Joseph A. “Joe” Harris, who preceded her on June 23, 2011.

She was owner/operator of Cromwell Storage since 1993, former owner/operator of Phyllis Head & Hair Beauty Shop in Knapp Lake for several years, and former co-owner/operator of Accur-Cut Machine Co., North Webster, for 39 years.

She was a former member of Tippecanoe Township Snowmobile Club and rode as an Indiana Gal for the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by a daughter, Tanya (Martin) Johnson, Delaware, Ohio; a son, Kevin (Sara) Harris, Leesburg; five grandchildren: Jacob, Megan, Brandon, Erin and Nathan; her mother, Viola Knox, Winona Lake; and a brother, Larry (Donna) Knox, Cromwell.

She was preceded in death by her father and husband.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Mock Cemetery.

Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster, is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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