Cathleen Joy Harris

  • Died: January 13, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

CATHLEEN JOY HARRIS, 89, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville. Born in Paulding County, Ohio on April 11, 1928 to Orvel and Florence (Manson) Keck, Joy was a homemaker and had been active in many community organizations, including Milan Homemakers, Woodlan Band Parents, and the March of Dimes. She held many leadership positions in the local, county, and state levels of the PTA. She was a 30-year member of the DAR, had volunteered for several years at the Fort Wayne VA, and was also a past member of the Empress Chinchilla Breeder's Cooperative. Surviving are her daughter, Rita M. Mace of Syracuse; sons, Roger D. (Diana) Harris of Grabill, Robert L. Harris of Kansas City, MO. and Rex M. Harris of Arlington, TX; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Justine Holtsberry of Paulding, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald D. Harris; and two brothers, Ray Keck and Roy Keck. Funeral Ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Hickory Creek at Hicksville. To sign the online guest book, go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Roger and Diana, We are so very sorry for the loss of Roger's mother. Allan and I are lifting up prayers for God's comfort and peace during these times of sorrow. Our love and support, Allan and Charlene Volkert.

Posted by Allan and Charlene Volkert - Harlan, IN - Friend   January 19, 2018

Roger and Diane; Allan and I send our deepist sympathy to you in this time of grief. We are praying for God's peace and comfort during these times of sorrow. Love and support Allan and Charlene Volkert

Posted by A friend   January 19, 2018

So sorry for your loss Roger and Diana. May the Great Spirit be with you in this time of sorrow. Laurie Northrup and Delbert Bickel

Posted by Laurie Northrup - Harlan, IN   January 17, 2018

So sorry for your loss Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Linda and Liz

Posted by Linda Hille - Friend   January 17, 2018

Roger, Larry & I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Prayers & hugs to you!

Posted by Linda Eubank - Grabill, IN - Friend   January 17, 2018

Roger and Diane, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your mother. Although we never had the privilege of meeting her, she set a good example in raising you, Roger....

Posted by Wilmer and Diane Delagrange - Grabill, IN   January 17, 2018

I only met Aunt Joy on two or three occasions that I remember. She was very supportive of me and that I should know my heritage. We talked and talked and I knew I would love her always for her kindness. My sympathy to the family in the loss of mother, grandmother and friend. Thank you Aunt Joy for your presense in my life.

Posted by JoAnn (Harris) Haut - Traverse City, MI - Family   January 16, 2018


Dear Roger and Diane, I am so sorry to hear about your loss... I know how much she will be missed. Knowing God is there at all times, he will be there for you in the days ahead.. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you. God bless you and your family.

Posted by Phyllis Caywood - SPENCERVILLE, IN - Friend   January 16, 2018


Sincere condolences to my cousins for the loss of their Mother - my Aunt "Joy". Our love and prayers are with you all during this time.

Posted by Rae Ann (Keck) Pieper - Arcanum, OH - family   January 16, 2018

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