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May 6, 1935 — March 10, 2023

Allegany, NY

Doris M. HARRIS, 87, of Allegany, NY, died Friday, March 10, 2023 in her home.  She was a devout believer in Jesus Christ and used her musical ability as church organist and pianist for many years, also singing solos and in church choirs.  She enjoyed hosting family gatherings, playing table games, and watching the birds at her feeder.

Born May 6, 1935, in Millport, PA, she was the daughter of John Adam and Ella Turner Metzger.  On April 24, 1955, in Millport, she married Robert T. Harris, who survives.  Doris was employed as a secretary by Keystone Tool & Die in Westons Mills, retiring in 1981.  She attended South Side Union Chapel in Olean.  

Surviving besides her husband, Robert, are:  two sons, Rodney (Emily) Harris of Eldred, PA and Kenneth (Monika) Harris of Cuba;  three daughters, Patricia (Gary) Fruit of Allegany, Nancy Cledgett of Hinsdale, and Wendy Krenzel of Allegany;  a daughter-in-law, Beth Harris of Westons Mills;  19 grandchildren;  25 great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Jean Erskine of Rochester and Mary Lou (James) Elwood of Maple Grove, MN;  nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Walter Harris, in 1989;  and two brothers, William Metzger and Donald Metzger.  

Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo, PA.  A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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