Virda Ruth Harris, 89, of Shallowater, formally of Daingerfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017. She was born on December 15, 1927 in Sharpsburg, Iowa to the late Claud and Bertha (Barnhart) Platt. Ruth married Guy I. Harris on August 30, 1946. As a preacher's wife, Ruth moved often and always enjoyed setting up a new home for her family. Music was her main interest throughout her life and she was a soloist, a choir director, a VBS song leader, and wrote and produced youth programs for the children of the churches. Late in life, after raising her family, she worked at a variety of clerical jobs. In her retirement years, she was a volunteer teaching GED, ESL and computer at the Adult Learning Center, doing manicures at Windsor Place Nursing Homes, and served as a secretary and volunteer at the Christian Service Center from 1988 until 2016.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 70 years, Guy; children, Guy Phillip Harris, of Cunningham, Kansas, Andrew Lind Harris and wife Debbie, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Sally Ruth Bartlett and husband Glen of Shallowater, Texas, Todd Joseph Harris and wife Barbara of Lewisville, Texas, and Lance David Harris of Pampa, Texas; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by nine siblings, and daughter-in-law, Elaine Harris.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the 12th Street Church of Christ Shallowater. Interment will follow in the Anton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Dallas Christian College, 2700 Christian Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75234.