Rene Harris a resident of Redkey, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Rene was born April 19, 1971 in Jay County Hospital, she had a rough start in life being a preemie, she had a measure of learning disabilities, but fought hard to make the best of her situation. She was a daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, and great aunt. She was a kind gentle soul, and animals were drawn to her sensing she meant them no harm. She enjoyed being around older persons even volunteering to play the piano at nursing homes. She was a self-taught pianist never could read music but, came up with different melodies and could play different songs with both hands at the same time and blend the music. She loved to write with a flair making many cards and sending letters to all her friends, she was continually making friends. Her niece Megan said she admired Rene’ for not being afraid to be herself wearing bright colors and lots of bling and she loved to dance at weddings and receptions, even if it was by herself.
She was a faithful witness of Jehovah God to the end, always working on strengthening her faith. She loved to laugh with friends and tell corny jokes. She had written many poems on a variety of topics. She adored camping in all its aspects and looked forward to it every time. It brought us closer as a family.
She is survived by her mother and father Carole and Neal Harris – Redkey, Indiana
Sisters: Tonja Lynne McDonald (husband Jim) – Celina, Ohio
Rachel Stephens (husband Charles) – Marion, Indiana
Elizabeth Newman Stump (Companion Lawrence Teeters) – Portland, Indiana
Nieces: Meghan, Sable, Sierra and great niece Aurora
Private services will be held from the family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home.
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