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Mary O. HarrisonPassing: December 13, 2011


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday,Dec.19,2011, 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday,Dec.18,2011, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday,Dec.19,2011, 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Mitchell Cemetery


Mary O. Harrison, 82, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Saviour on Dec. 13, 2011, after a lengthy illness. Mary was born in Mitchell to Bessie Muriel Chastain on March 10, 1929, but was raised by her grandparents, Sanford and Winnie Chastain, after her mother’s death. Mary was a 1947 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Mary was married to Charles Robert Harrison shortly after her graduation in 1947, and they divorced in 1963. She later was married to Harry C. Harrison in 1973. Each of them preceded her in death.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Elissa Lindsey, and son-in-law, Richard E. Lindsey of Fishers, IN; two granddaughters Kaitlin (Tim ) Brodnik and April (Brad) Looney; a grandson Richard C. Lindsey (Amy), five great-grandchildren, several cousins and an aunt.

Mary was a chairman of the Persimmon Festival in 1970. She loved co-ordinating events and was active in several social and volunteer organizations. She was also a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority during the time she lived in Mitchell.

Mary had also lived in El Paso and Dallas, TX and Albuquerque, NM for several years. She had worked in several different career fields, but most recently was retired from commercial property leasing.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Mary’s son-in-law, Rick, officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 18, from 2:00 6:00 PM at the funeral home.

Any memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers & Dementia Foundation, the American Heart Association, or to the Humane Society of Indiana.

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11 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Ginny (McMinds) Knight | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 30, 2012
    Dear Elissa and Rick, I want to extend my sincere sympathy to you. I recently returned home from Colorado and read that Mary had died. She was such a joy in my life and I have fond memories of our visits. I feel blessed to have known her and I thank God for that wonderful opportunity! I'm sure her funeral service was a beautiful tribute to her life. God bless you both. Ginny Knight
  2. Guest: Holly Steinberg | Albuquerque, NM
    Date: December 30, 2011
    Mary was a dear friend of mine. During her time in Albuquerque, we worked together and she and I became friends. Mary holds a special place in my heart for her free spirit, her love of nature, her appreciation for other cultures, her fascination with history and her always cheerful outlook on life. We had many adventures together over a period of ten years. Most of my family knew and loved Mary as one of own. There wasn't a day that went by that she didn't do something nice for someone else. I admired her spunk and laughter. We would often sing songs when we were working together. I loved Mary dearly and will always appreciate her passion for life. She is now home among her loved ones and walking with God. May her soul find everlasting peace in the hands of the Lord. Elissa and Rick, she was gift. My heart are prayers are with you.
  3. Guest: Jeff Chastain | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: December 21, 2011
    Elissa, Sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I worked with her at Mitchell Supply years ago. Our friendship extended beyond those years and was a special one. God Bless you and yours.
  4. Guest: Kathy & Paul Stroud | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 19, 2011
    Elissa...I remember your family when you lived and grew up in Mitchell...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...
  5. Guest: JoAnn Smith | Fishers,, IN
    Date: December 17, 2011
    So sorry Elissa and Rick for your loss. My prayers are with you.
  6. Guest: Dan L. Ingram | Mentor, OH
    Date: December 17, 2011
    Sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I remember her as always a very positive person who loved to be around people and loved people. She was a great cousin to have around and will be greatly missed.
  7. Guest: Lela Howell | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 16, 2011
    Sorry to hear of Mary O. passing . We were classmates
  8. Guest: Mary Callahan | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 15, 2011
    So sorry to hear about your Mother. Fond memories of her. Love to you and your family
  9. Guest: Joan Moore | Dove Canyon, CA
    Date: December 15, 2011
    Elissa, I am sorry to learn of Mary O's passing; I was an active member in Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority with her back in the early 1950's. My condolences to you and your family. Joan
  10. Guest: Bob Plew | Shelbyville, IN
    Date: December 15, 2011
    Elissa. I was friends of both your Mother and Dad for over 65 years. Not only a classmate of your Mother but was also "Best Man" at their wedding. We shared a lot of good times together. They are both missed. Bob
  11. Guest: Evalyn (Root) Stitt | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: December 15, 2011
    Elissa, you and your's are in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to you. I remember your family in our church and your family store.