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Charles "Ben" Harris

April 23, 1928 — November 11, 2016

Charles “Ben” Harris, 88 years young, of Jasper, Indiana, formerly of French Lick, entered into eternal rest on November 11th, 2016 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, Indiana.

He was born in Orange County, Indiana on April 23rd, 1928 to Charles Harris and Bessie (Hayes) Harris.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, (1) Sister and (5) Brothers.

He married Norma Joanne Kearby on September 15th, 1951 and she survives.

Ben was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Cape Coral, Florida and a 1946 graduate of French Lick High School.
He worked at the Springs Valley Herald for 54 years, from 1946 until 2000.

Ben loved music and singing, speaking in churches as a layman and spending time with his family.

He is survived by:

Wife Norma Joanne (Kearby) Harris Jasper, Indiana

(2) Sons Michael Harris Jasper, Indiana
Mark Harris Fort Myers, Florida

(1) Brother Otis Harris Tipton, Indiana

(5) Grandchildren Ben Harris Jasper, Indiana
Matt Harris Castle Rock, Colorado
Jennifer Harris Grand Rapids, Michigan
Christopher Harris Cape Coral, Florida
Samantha Harris Orlando, Florida

(3) Great-Grandchildren Sophia Harris Jasper, Indiana
Nolan and Wesley Harris Castle Rock, Colorado

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Darrell Wineinger at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Ben to the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, c/o Wayne Ferguson, 9711 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles "Ben" Harris, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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