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1 of 2 | Posted by: mindy stafford - albia, IA

“Sorry for your loss she was a beautiful lady I know you will miss her very much. Again we are sorry for your loss Suzann and Larry. Helen Kline ”
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Eleanor P. Harris, age 97, of Albia, passed away November 6, 2015, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, Iowa

She was born November 9, 1917, in Albia to George and Maude (Fry) Nucko. She graduated from the Albia High School with the Class of 1935. On April 17, 1937 she was united in marriage to Everette Harris. They enjoyed 59 years of marriage until Everette's passing on June 13, 1996.

Eleanor went to work for at the Iowa Packing House before opening up the Veterans Bait House in Des Moines. She remained there until her retirement. Eleanor was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia. She enjoyed traveling, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and cooking Lebanese food. She was a devoted grandmother and great grandmother and her real joy in life was spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (Larry) Roberts of Albia; grandchildren, Mindy Stafford of Albia, Meagan (Erik) Vos of Albia, Gayle Onnen of Des Moines, Kelley Tuttle of Arizona, Josh Powell of Iowa and Victor (Rosalyn) Roberts of Des Moines; a sister, Evelyn Murphy; 13 great grandchildren, Blain, Jeren, Mason, Jalen, Levi, Jenna, Kira, Andrew, Hallie, Addie, Evan, Logan, Olivia, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Maude Nucko, husband, Everette; a son, Everette; a sister Mamie Manley; 2 brothers, Edwin Hurd and Joe Nucko; and a sister-in-law Marge Nucko.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Pastor Neil Montz officiating. Burial will follow at Oakview Cemetery in Albia.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, November 9, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Eleanor's family present from 5-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established to the family.