Mary Louise Smith Harrison of Stilwell, KS passed away on June 29, 2020.
Mary Lou was born in Howell, MI on August 26, 1945 to Don and Loleta Smith.
She was married to Rick Harrison on August 13, 1966.
Mary Lou and her loving husband of 53 years had 3 children, Beth (Tim), Rich (Valory), and Jeremy (Nikki); 14 grandchildren Victoria (Andrew), Rebecca (Dakota), Tyler (Natalie), Nathan (Katelyn), Emily, Joshua, Andrew, Kate, Mary, Anna, Abigail, David, Emma, Grace; and 2 great-grandchildren, James and Asher. Mary Lou will also be lovingly remembered by her brothers and sister, Wally (Joan), Gene (Judy), Janice (Rusty), Don (Denise).
Mary Lou graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and following graduation was a full time and substitute teacher in Michigan public schools. She later pursued a master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University and held the head librarian position at Gardner Elementary School for many years. Mary Lou also earned her real estate license and was an agent for Reece & Nichols. She completed her professional career as an administrative assistant at Nazarene Publishing House.
Mary Lou was gentle, kind, and soft-spoken. She was a woman of grace and quiet confidence in her Lord Jesus Christ and had a deep love for her husband and family.