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Jerald Harrah: In Our Care ~ March 5, 2019

Jerald Harrah


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:

14 Responses to “Jerald Harrah: In Our Care ~ March 5, 2019”

  1. Stacy Holiman March 7, 2019 at 2:16 am #

    Condolences to the Harrah Family, Jerry was a great man. The hardest day of my life Jerry told me stories about my Mom when they were in high school together. I am glad he shared with me, I have never forgot that. Your gonna be missed Jerry, see you soon. Love to you and the family.

  2. BETTY CRUSE March 7, 2019 at 5:24 pm #

    My sincere condolences to Jerry’s family. Jerry and I worked together his entire career with the Department of Corrections. I loved his sense of humor and his professionalism. He had a way of brightening up a dreary day with his infectious smile. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. Heavenly rest my friend.

  3. Theresa Shotton March 7, 2019 at 8:32 pm #

    Leslie–so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
    Theresa Shotton

  4. Andi Donahoo March 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. Every time I was around Jerry he was smiling. May all the special memories somehow bring you some peace. Much love and prayers.

    Andi Donahoo Stadjuhar

  5. Kelly (Flinn) Bachman March 7, 2019 at 10:07 pm #

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I was a classmate of Jerry’s many years ago. We sat by each other in class and laughed all the time. He had such a good heart. May he rest in peace.

  6. Patty Cunningham Price March 7, 2019 at 10:31 pm #

    My heartfelt condolences to Hannorah and her family. May peace with memories fill your hearts.

  7. Josh Triggs March 7, 2019 at 10:56 pm #

    My condolences to the family. Jerry was a great guy, I enjoyed getting to know him over the years here at big lake.

  8. Sacramenta Landrum March 8, 2019 at 5:29 am #

    To the Harrah family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Jerald. During this difficult time please read God’s wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

  9. Chris Bould March 8, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    My condolences to the extended Harrah family during this difficult time. I consider myself a friend of his son, Craig, but never knew Jerald. If Craig’s qualities are inherited in part from his dad, he must have been a good man indeed.

  10. Ange Altes March 8, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

    Jerry was such a great man! He always made me laugh and smile even on the worst days in Food Service. My condolences to the family in this difficult time. You will be greatly missed Jerry! Semper Fi my friend!
    ~Ange Altes

  11. William A Bus March 8, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. God bless.

  12. Dawna March 8, 2019 at 4:24 pm #

    Loved hanging out on weekends, during high school to watch videos! Great family that was a blessing to me.

  13. Gary Podrasky March 9, 2019 at 1:21 am #

    My sincerest condolences to the Harrah Family. I got to know Jerry while working for DOC and up at Big Lake. A nicer human being you will never meet. Gonna miss you buddy. Thank you for your courageous service to our country during an unpopular war.

  14. Joyce Stevenson March 9, 2019 at 4:22 am #

    My condolences and love sent to all of you. Jerry was a great man. He was always smiling. May peace be with you all through the coming days.

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