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Genevieve Ann “Gen Ann” Harris

Genevieve Ann “Gen Ann” Harris passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Carmel Manor, Ft. Thomas.

Gen Ann was born March 6, 1924 in Covington to the late Genevieve Sheridan Harris and William Harris. She was a graduate of LaSalette Acadamy, studied in Hawaii, Canada and France, received a B.A. from Villa Madonna (now Thomas More) College. She worked as a columnist for the Kentucky Times-Star, interviewing Eleanor Roosevelt on her visit to Northern Kentucky. She obtained M.Ed. from Xavier University and enjoyed a long teaching career, and taught English, Spanish, and French for many years at Western Hills High School where she was also the head of the foreign language department. She was a lifelong parishioner of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

Gen Ann enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and had a generous spirit. She was a longtime volunteer at the Cathedral and at Travelers Aid International, where she taught English as a second language. She was a committed supporter of Thomas More College, which honored her by establishing the Gen Ann Harris Society.

She had a lifelong love of art and travel. She enjoyed studying art in many forms and was herself a talented artist, creating beautiful sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and clothing. She continued to create artwork and learn different art mediums until late in her life.

Gen Ann was fortunate to be able to travel the world, visiting Europe, Russia, Egypt and Panama, to name a few of her journeys. She especially loved Paris where she enjoyed the works of the great impressionist artists.

She is survived by many family and friends who adore her and will cherish her memory.

Visitation 9 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM Saturday. April 22, 2017 all at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorials to Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017 or to Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1130 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

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