Mary Lanelle Hood Harrison 1926-2020
Mary Lanelle Hood Harrison 1926-2020

Graveside service for Mary Lanelle (Clark) Hood Harrison, 94, of Cyril, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Celestial Gardens under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at the funeral home. Mary Lanelle (Clark) Hood Harrison was born May 10, 1926, in Cyril, to Arthur and Eilene (Black) Clark. She was one of seven children and spent all of her early years in Cyril. She graduated from Cyril High School in 1944. She worked at the drug store, babysat, and at the Cyril Post Office with her sister, Waldine.

She was a member of the Cyril Assembly of God Church. She married Leeman Hood in 1946. They moved to a farm south of Elgin and spent the next 39 years farming and raising cattle. She enjoyed these years with the ladies in clubs doing quilting, embroidering and sewing. Three children were born to this union — Janet, Charlotte and Leeman Clark. She was the ultimate housewife, raising gardens, canning, cooking, helping in the field and looking after her family. One of Lanelle’s loves was singing. She had a beautiful voice and would be asked to sing at special occasions. In her downtime, she enjoyed reading the Bible. Her favorite fiction book was “Gone With The Wind.” Lanelle’s main love in life was her family. She enjoyed most of all being with her daughters and grandchildren. Leeman passed away in 1985. After his death, she moved back to Cyril. She married Leon Harrison on January 31, 1996, and they spent 11 happy years in Cyril. For the past 15 months, she was a resident of Gregston’s Nursing Home in Marlow. She was shown so much love from all the staff.

We want to give them a big thank you for all the love and care she was given. Lanelle was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all those who knew her. She was a very elegant and classy lady. Lanelle is survived by her two daughters, Janet Julian and her husband, Leroy, and Charlotte Reynolds and her husband, Robert, all of Sterling; three grandsons, Seth Julian, Shane Reynolds and his wife, Machelle, and Chris Reynolds and his wife, Lindsay, all of Sterling; a great-granddaughter, Leah Moody and her husband, Collin, of Altus; a great-grandson, Lane Reynolds, of Sterling; a sister-in-law, Ora Mae Brown Lee, of Amarillo, Texas; many nieces and nephews; a host of friends; and a special son, Tommy Rankin and his wife, Donna, of Marlow. He was a special caregiver and was always there when she needed him. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leeman Hood; her infant son, Leeman Clark Hood; her husband, Leon Harrison; three sisters, Waldine Knodel, Ruby Roggli and Colleen Sylvester; three brothers, Austin, Shirley and Ronald Clark; and her parents, Arthur and Eilene Clark. An Online Guestbook is available at FletcherAndElginFuneral.com.