Mary Lu Harrison

January 22, 1942 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Mary Lu Harrison Obituary

Mary Lu Harrison was born January 22, 1942 in Shawnee, Ohio and died November 28, 2023 in OSU Medical Center. She attended St. Mary of the Springs for College and graduated in 1963 with a BA in Social Work. She then attended Catholic University of America for graduate school and graduated in 1965 with an MSW in Social Work. She was an LISW working at Franklin County Children Services as a supervisor from 1966-1970, then at Ohio State University Medical Center as the Director of Social Services for 25 years (1970-1995) and retired in August 1995. She continued working in Home Health Care Social Work Case Management for another 10 years. She dedicated her life to Social Work and helping others  

She was a member of the National Association of Social Workers and received the Ohio Dominican University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995. She was the Former President of the Ohio Dominican University Alumni Association. She loved traveling to Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and England, along with cruising the Caribbean. She loved golfing with friends. She loved going on trips to Oglebay and Hocking Hills with her group of friends each year. Family was very important to her. She was a die-hard Catholic and the sweetest, most selfless person in the world. She will be missed dearly.  

Preceded in death by her parents, Elias F. Hatem and Mary C. Hatem-Williams; husband Richard O. Harrison; brother Robert Dennis Hatem;
Survived by her daughter Mary Harrison-Stout; grandchild Sam Stout; brothers Lawrence Hatem, Patrick (Connie) Hatem,  nephews: Patrick (Joyce) Hatem, Larry (Shannon) Hatem and Paul (Sarah) Hatem; niece Laurie (Rodger) Mohler; other relatives and friends.

Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Monday at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL 4661 Kenny Rd. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy Church 1088 Thomas Lane. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery Shawnee, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter.


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December 4, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Egan-Ryan Funeral Home
4661 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Mass of Christian Burial
December 5, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Timothy Catholic Church (Columbus, Ohio)


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