Stewartsville ….Jerald (Jerry) Harrah was born August 7-1949 Passed away March 5, 2019 at KU Med Center after a brief aggressive battle with cancer; he was surrounded by his wife, children, and granddaughters. He graduated from Stewartsville High School in 1967 and subsequently joined the U.S. Marines. He arrived in Viet Nam during the Tet Offensive. During his tour he received 3 Purple Hearts and acquired the rank of Corporal prior to his discharge in 1969.
He married Hannorah (Murray) at St. Frances Xavier Church in St. Joseph, MO on March 12, 1969; they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage. Additional survivors include his daughter Leslie, granddaughters Madelyn and Abigail Dollar, St. Joseph;son Craig (Amy), grandson Henry, granddaughter Fionna, Marblehead, MA; and son Brad, Kansas City, MO; sisters Jean (JD) Yount, Donna (Kenny) Nuckols, and Linda (Warren)Schottel, Stewartsville; Betty Harrah, Barb (Gary) Bernhardt, and brother Brian (Leah) Harrah, St. Joseph; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin (Peanuts) and Clarice (Kay) Harrah, brother Billy and sister Judy.
Jerry enjoyed attending the sporting events of his children and grandchildren, as well as himself bowling, playing golf, slow pitch softball, baseball, hunting and fishing. He received an Associate’s Degree in Business from Wentworth Academy in 1979. He retired in 2009 from MO DOC after 20 years as a Correction Officer. He was a member of the American Legion, and VFW.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, March 8, 2019 at Turner Family Funeral Home, Stewartsville, Mo. Graveside Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Saturday March 9 at St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com