Ardith D. “Ardie” Harris, age 88, of Wauseon, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Swanton Valley Care Center in Swanton. Ardie was a well-known face around Wauseon, cooking for many restaurants over the years – Charley’s Country House, McCoy’s, and Kay’s to name a few.
Ardie was born in Wauseon on September 21, 1930 to the late Ray S. and Gladys (Biddle) Masales. On June 14, 1952, she married James Harris, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2010. She was a member of the Child Conservation League (CCL), loved to bowl, knit, crochet and work puzzles. For 55 years, she was the Director of Arts and Crafts at the Fulton County Fair.
Left to cherish her memory are children, Herb (Cindy) Harris and Cherie (Jeff) Bishop; grandchildren, Brittanie (Paul) Ledyard, Mynde (Matt) Stoncheck, Andrew (Jamie) Harris, Jeramie (Christina) Bishop, Derek Bishop, and Tai Bishop; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Madisyn, Gavin, and Payton Ledyard, Logun and Kensey Stoncheck, Brantly and Isla Harris, and Bret Bishop; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchild, Noah Bishop; brothers, Orville and Herb Masales; and sister, Audrey Hartman.
Visitation for Ardie will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, from 4:00PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, also at the funeral home, at 11:00 AM, with Jeannine Grimm, SAM, officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery. Those planning a memorial contribution in Ardie’s memory are asked to consider the benevolence of the family, c/o Herb Harris. Online condolences to the family may be offered at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home is honored with Ardie’s care and arrangements.