She was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Brazil, as the daughter of Richard Wayne and Mary Lawson Harris.
Following graduation from Brazil High School, she attended Indiana State University.
She was a member of the Delta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta national English honor society. She was an 18-year survivor of breast cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Dora Annabelle Harshman, and brother Richard David Harris.
She is survived by daughter Sara Jean Ruffner, Carmel, Calif., four sons, William Henry Streacker, Dana, Ind., Joseph Wayne Streacker and wife Denise, Terre Haute, Richard Lane Streacker, Terre Haute, and Robert Blane Streacker and wife Estella, Boling Brook, Ill., grandchildren Joseph, Traci, Cierra, Johathon, Ryan, Joshua, Noel, Yvon, Faith Streacker and Duke Smith, step-grandchildren Jim Mattick Jr., Justin Mattick and Greg Cullison, and step-great-grandchildren Brayden, Conner and McKenna Mattick, Isabelle Trimble, Greg Cullison and Kadyn Cullison.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Union Hospital Foundation, 1606 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, 47804.
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