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Luella M. Nichols Harris
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1909
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1992
Saline County
Nebraska, USA

Luella M. Harris, 83, of Wilber died at the Wilber Nursing Home on November 8, 1992.

She was born March 9, 1909 in Valparaiso, the daughter of George Ernest and Ruby Mae Dean Nichols. She attended Oak Ridge Country School in rural Valparaiso and graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1927. She attended Peru State College and then taught school in rural Weston. Luella and Howard William Pokorny were married August 6, 1930 in Omaha. They had three children: Harold of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Marian Cernik of Omaha; and Barbara Altman of Wilber.

Luella taught country school near Ceresco while obtaining her bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She married Orion B. Harris in August 1958 while she was teaching at Yankee Hill Brick School southwest of Lincoln. In 1959 she completed her master's degree at UNL in educational psychology with a minor in elementary education, and she taught at Norris Public School as a special education teacher until her retirement after Orion's death in 1972. She had eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 10, 1992 at Zajicek Funeral Home in Wilber with Pastor James Helgren officiating. Interment was in Lincoln Memorial Park.

Source: The Crete News, November 18, 1992
Lincoln Memorial Park
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: MWeidner
Record added: Feb 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124491894


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