Jeanne (Prator) Harsh (2/22/1926 - 6/23/2018)

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Jeanne Prator Harsh, 92, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Jeanne was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Jacksonville, Florida. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, daughter of Lillian Gross Prator and Theophilus Mangum Prator. She married Glenn R. Harsh of Silver City, New Mexico, on September 3, 1949, in New Orleans. She was preceded in death by Glenn.

Jeanne and Glenn lived in Tuscola, Illinois, from 1963-1981, where Jeanne worked as secretary for South Ward Elementary School, and Hoke Construction. When they moved to Tyler, Jeanne volunteered for 35 years for Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, rocking newborn babies and helping the Sisters with a variety of projects. She was also past president of the volunteers.

Jeanne leaves behind her sister, Elizabeth Baldauf, New Orleans, LA; daughters Sandy Harsh, Tuscola, IL, Christine Harsh, Dallas, Nancy Harsh, Dallas; son, Rusty Harsh (Cheryl), South Barrington, IL; grandchildren Katie Dixon, Tuscola, IL, Sarah Harsh (Thorwald Leen), Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth Sutton (Christopher), Austin; Kathleen Harsh, Chicago, IL, Eric Harsh, Brooklyn, NY; and great-granddaughter, Natalie, Tuscola, IL.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, T.M. Prator Jr., Robert Prator, James G Prator; and sisters, Suzanne Prator Landry and Anne Prator Carlquist.

Jeanne will join Glenn at Hope Mausoleum in New Orleans this fall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

Jeanne's family thanks Drs. Coltman, Caccitolo, and Bridges, Darren Tapley, and all the nurses and staff who cared for her at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital during her illness.

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Stewart Family Funeral Home - Tyler
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 581-2008
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 1, 2018
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