Harriett Gann

Posted 12/16/20

Harriett Switzer Gann, 82, passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Paris Health and Rehab Center.  She worked multiple jobs throughout the years including Dollar General, cleaning Roger …

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Harriett Gann

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Harriett Switzer Gann, 82, passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Paris Health and Rehab Center.  She worked multiple jobs throughout the years including Dollar General, cleaning Roger Fruin’s law office and worked for the Bridwell family. The Bridwell’s became part of our extended family and lifelong friends.

A private service will be held at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home, with a celebration of life at a later date.

Mrs. Gann was born Sept. 4, 1938, in rural Vermilion County, Illinois, the daughter of the late Samuel and Letha DePriest Switzer. She married Doris Gann on June 16, 1956, in Paris, and he passed away Oct. 28, 2016.

She is survived by their daughter, Nancy McKnight of Paris; her grandchildren, BJ (Jessica) Blair of Paris, Jamie Craig (Jeremy) Bennett of Camargo and Dustin (Amanda) Blair of Chrisman; seven great-grandchildren, Briar Blair, Kylee Blair, Jeryn Bennett, Dylan Blair, Jace Bennett, Eli Blair and Baine Blair; a son-in-law, Bill Blair of Paris; and she had one sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Blair; and 10 siblings.

Mrs. Blair’s favorite job was taking care of her grandkids and great-grandchildren later in life. She taught her grandkids many things like how to wrap Christmas presents and loved to snuggle and play with the great-grandkids. 

The family thanks the nursing staff of Paris Health and Rehab for the care, dedication and work they put in during this time. It was a comfort to know someone was with her. A special thanks goes to Darla, who was there at the end.  

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Foundation. 

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.