Obituary of Harriet Minnie Root
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Age 84, of Flint, died peacefully on March 18, 2020, at Woodhaven Senior Facility. In accordance with Harriet’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, May 22, 2020, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris. Harriet’s family will be present to receive friends on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon. In lieu of memorial contributions and flowers, you can honor Harriet’s memory by helping someone in need.
Harriet was born on April 8, 1935, in St. Augustine, Florida, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Anne (Gregus) Culver. Harriet met and married the love of her life, William Root, on May 7, 1955. Together, they raised seven beautiful children. Sadly, he preceded her in death on August 20, 2006. A devoted wife and mother, Harriet loved caring for her family. Harriet took great pride in keeping an immaculate home. Harriet was a girl scout leader for many years. She also never missed any of her children’s sporting events. In her free time, Harriet enjoyed bowling, baking, and cooking, but most of all, she loved going up to Kalkaska, with her family, where they enjoyed exploring the outdoors.
Harriet leaves to cherish her memory; her children: Chris (Bill) Culler, Donna (Kevin) McCann, Douglas (Tari) Root, Gerald (Nancy) Root, Bill (Margaret) Root, Carol (Jeff) Risinger and Andrew Root; several grandchildren; sister: Barbara Madden; brother: Charles Culver and many other family and friends.
Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother: Michael Culver.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Harriet Root, please visit Tribute Store