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Ella M. Harrison, 98, of Richmond, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at Baptist Health - Lexington.
Born April 11, 1919, in Madison County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Daniel C. and Rebecca Bishop McQueen.  Mrs. Harrison was a homemaker and had worked for the City School Patrol, as well as, a former hostess at Fort Boonesborough State Park.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Richmond Women's Club and had served as a volunteer at McCready Manor of Richmond.
Mrs. Harrison, who was the widow of Hugh Harrison, is survived by one daughter, Nita Schwab (John) of Fountain Hills, AZ; four sons, Vernon Harrison (Carol) of Lakeland, FL, William L. Harrison (Judy) and Pete Harrison, both of Richmond, and Dr. Steven Harrison (Tammy) of Pikeville, KY; two sisters, Sarah Dickerson and Mable Newman, both of Richmond; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Jody Harrison, two sisters, Maggie Short and Minnie Tribble, and two brothers, Daniel and Willis McQueen.
Funeral service for Mrs. Harrison will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy L. Thompson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Pete Harrison, Dr. Steve Harrison, Scott Harrison, Adam Harrison and Drew Crum.  Granddaughters will serve as honorary bearers.
To express condolences, visit our website at www.orpfh.com.
Published on July 4, 2017
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