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Jacqueline Jane Harris, age 84, passed away on January 11, 2017 in Stillwater, OK. with her family by her side. Services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, OK. Interment will follow in the Carney Cemetery, Carney, OK. The Reverend Michael L. Chace will officiate. Visitation will be held at Strode Funeral Home on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Jacqueline, the daughter of Louis and Mary Lou (Boutwell) Witt was born March 7, 1932 in St. Louis, MO. She was the 2nd of 3 children.

Jacqueline took the hand of Richard Paul Harris in marriage on June 27, 1950 in a simple ceremony at the Piggot, AR Courthouse. Together they had 6 sons. As the last 2 were finishing high school she, herself enrolled in OSU and earned her BA in History and Spanish. She went on to become a History and Spanish teacher at Agra Public Schools from 1983 to 1997. While teaching she continued her education and received her Master
Degree from OSU and served a class sponsor each year she taught. One year she was named "Teacher of the Year" for the Agra School system.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her brother Jimmie Witt, daughter-in-law Phyllis (Manning) Harris, 2 grandchildren and Nephew Bobby Young.

She is survived by her sons, Michael and wife, Connie; Richard Wayne, Steven and wife Gwen; Daniel; Jeff and wife Linda; Greg and wife Marsha. She also is survived by 15 grandchildren, Samantha, Reid, Katherine, Malinda, Katrina, Krystal, Kelli, Randy, Vickey, Liberty, Joni Clark, Randi Clark, Bryce Clark, Zachary, Stefania, Chelsea and Chad in addition to several great and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Jan Adams and sister-in-law Janet Witt and many nieces and nephews.

Her six sons will be serving as Pallbearers and her four grandsons will be serving as Honorary Pallbearers.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on January 13, 2017
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