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Mary Jean Harris

July 9, 1947 — September 24, 2023

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A visitation for Mary Jean Harris will be from 1pm-8pm, Friday, September 29, 2023, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home, family will receive visitors from 6pm-8pm. Mary passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at the age of 76. Born on July 9, 1947, in Claremore, Oklahoma, Mary was the daughter of Samuel A. and Ruth (Eaves) Rhine, she attended Sequoyah Schools.

Following her passion for hairstyling, Mary embarked on a fulfilling career. Working from her home as a hair stylist allowed her to utilize her creativity while connecting with her clients on a personal level. Mary's exemplary skills and dedication were appreciated by all those who sought her services.

Beyond her career, Mary held various interests and hobbies that brought joy to her life. An avid reader, she could often be found immersed in the pages of a captivating book. Puzzles and word games were also favorite pastimes for Mary, showcasing her sharp intellect and love for stimulating challenges. Additionally, she found solace and tranquility in taking leisurely walks while appreciating the beauty of nature. One particular passion close to Mary's heart was cheering on the OSU Cowboys, as she derived immense pleasure from watching their games.

On February 9, 1947, Mary Jean Rhine joined in marriage with Delbert Jay Harris. The couple established their home in Claremore before eventually residing in Grove.

Those family members that survive include her children, David Harris and his wife Jann, Robin Coyle and her husband Brady, and Tracy Hanson her grandchildren, Whitney Brashears and fiancé Justin Spencer, William Harris, Margaret Harris, Emma Harris, Andrew Hall and his wife Karen, Madalyn Litzenger and her husband Sam, and Sam Harris, her brother Mark Rhine. also survives her.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel A. and Ruth (Eaves) Rhine, her husband Delbert Jay Harris, her brothers, Johnnie Rhine and Sam Rhine.

 

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Friday, September 29, 2023

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

MMS-Payne Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Claremore

102 W 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017

Family will receive visitors from 6pm-8pm.

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