Saturday, December 20, 2014



Louise Harrell, 84, Ottawa, Kan., died Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Harrell 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to the service hour at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family plans to meet with friends 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Interment is set for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Louise was born Friday, June 29, 1928, in Gardner, Kan., the daughter of James Ira and Allie Bell (Rankin) Davis.

Louise was a lifelong Ottawa resident.

She graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1946.

Louise worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone as a telephone operator for 35 years. She also provided childcare from 1981 to 1990.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Pioneers of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Women, Westminster Presbyterian Women’s Council, Franklin County Piece Makers Quilt Guild, Franklin County Breast Cancer Support Group, Oasis Club, and Kansas Quilters.

Louise was united in marriage with James Dean Harrell Aug. 20, 1948, in Ottawa. They shared 30 years of marriage before he preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1978.

Survivors include two daughters, Patti Hobbs and husband, Gary, Hutchinson, Kan., and Dee Schneck and husband, Mike, Lawrence, Kan.; three grandchildren, Bryan McNees, Ottawa, and Kortney and Allyson Voss, both of Lawrence; and in-laws, Eleanor and Jerry Harrell, Ottawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Loeta Davis and Leta Jones.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care or Westminster Presbyterian Women through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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