Luella married Nelson H. Harr of Cosby, Missouri on May 3, 1941 and spent the next 55 years on his family's dairy farm. She was a member of Cosby Zion Evangelical Church, now Zion United Methodist Church, from birth and was its oldest member and unofficial historian. She taught Sunday School and served as church organist. For many years she taught piano lessons and tutored local students in a variety of subjects. Luella was a member of the St. Joseph Area Music Teachers' Association for many years. Following Nelson's death in 1996, she moved to St. Joseph where she cared for her youngest daughter, Helen, during a long struggle with multiple sclerosis.
Luella was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clarence; husband, Nelson; daughter, Helen; and granddaughter, Mari Stookesberry. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Stookesberry (Bob); grandson, Mark Stookesberry (Wendy); and great-grandsons Felix and Griffin, all of Denver, Colorado.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Cosby Zion United Methodist Church. Interment Cosby Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Harr will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Cosby Zion Cemetery, 20545 County Road 279, Cosby, MO 64436.