Farming Rural 07

Anna Ruth (Snyder) Harrison

May 7, 1925 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Anna Ruth (Snyder) Harrison died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Windber Hospice Inpatient Unit, Windber, PA.

She was born May 7, 1925 near Point, Napier Township, the daughter of Ulysses Grant and Bessie Pearl (Smith) Snyder.

She graduated from Schellsburg-Napier High School in 1943. She worked at Alwine’s Restaurant in Bedford for about a year. Then she was married to Fred L. Harrison, Sr. on June 1, 1944 in Cumberland, MD.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred L. Harrison, Sr. (January 23, 1998); son Fred L. Harrison, Jr., daughter-in-law, Margaret (Gordon) Harrison, son-in-law, Douglas Carl, great-grandchildren: Cora Grace Harrison and Nathan Osman, brothers- Ivin Snyder and Earl Snyder and sisters- Carrie Henderson, Alice Ferguson, Grace Hinson and Minnie Snyder. Anna was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by 3 daughters- Connie Villescas of Amarillo, TX, Patricia Harrison of Schellsburg and Donna Carl of Manns Choice; 1 son- Kenneth Harrison of Schellsburg; 6 grandchildren: David (and Michelle) Heard, Loris, SC; Richard (and Jung) Heard, Oak Harbor, WA; Michele (and William “Dair”) Holland of Amarillo, TX; Gail Osman of Bedford; Fred D. (and Jessica) Harrison, Sr. of Bedford and Faye (and Damien “Pete”) Blackburn of Bedford; 17 great-grandchildren and on great great-granddaughter.

Anna was a homemaker and farm lady all her life. Her work on the farm began when she was a girl helping her dad with the barn work and in the fields. She continued working in the fields and with animals after she and Fred bought the Harrison family farm in 1952.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and bake and “spoiled” her family with many good meals and special treats. She was an avid gardener, who spent many hours cultivating, harvesting and processing the vegetables that she grew. She loved to be outdoors to hear the birds and see the wonders of creation. She also delighted in sending cards on all occasions to family and friends.

Anna was a life-long member of Point United Methodist Church. She spent many hours reading her Bible and Sunday School quarterly to prepare for each week’s Sunday School lesson. She also enjoyed being part of the congregational singing and worship there.

The family wishes to thank the nurses of Conemaugh Home Health Service and the nurses and staff of Windber Hospice, especially Elaine, Heather, Marie and Nadine for their dedicated care of our mother. We thank everyone who has kept her and us in your thoughts and prayers.

Visitation will be held at Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home from 4-7PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 2:00PM at Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg.

Interment at Fishertown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Anna to the Point United Methodist Church, 174 Church Road, Schellsburg, PA 15559.

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Arrangements entrusted to Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg.

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November 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schellsburg Location
3779 Pitt St., P.O. Box 68
Schellsburg, PA 15559

Funeral Service
November 29, 2021

2:00 PM
Schellsburg Location
3779 Pitt St., P.O. Box 68
Schellsburg, PA 15559


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