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“Oh, Dear Ben and Family, I just learned of Marlise's death and I am so sorry for your great loss. I join you in spirit. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sister Mila Sones - Nazareth, MI

“God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. Debra & Bob Wilkin (Cary Green's parents) ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Wilkin - Punta Gorda, FL

“I was so sorry to hear of Marlise's passing. The Compton's send our sincere condolences to the family. You are in our prayers. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Compton - Chattanooga, TN

“I will remember the times that Marlise would come into the Pairsh Clerk of Court office. I would be first one she would see as she enters the Clerk...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Roslind Mckay Batiste - LA

“Caroline, Ben, children, Dr. Ory, brothers, grands, and extended family...My brother Alan and I are deeply saddened to learn of Marlise's passing.You...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Glenda Sharkey - Hammond, LA

“I am saddened by the news of your loss. It has been many years, but I vividly remember her kindness and selflessness. My sincere condolences to you...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Hupperich - Baton Rouge, LA

“We are so sorry to hear of sweet Marlise's passing. Even though we cannot be there in person, we will be there in spirit. All are in our prayers. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie (Watson) and Milton Brecheen - TN

“Sending our love and warm wishes to all of Marlise's family. Remembering her strong, fierce spirit, her family meant everything to her. So thankful...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Wankel - Angela, MT

“I felt to blessed to meet Marlise in New Orleans. On our first meeting we spoke for hours and hours about natural products and remedies. I was very...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Heather Raymond - NYC, NY, NY

“Our hearts are saddened by your loss, and the loss of this wonderful woman in our lives. We are so grateful to have known her. Ben, we are sending...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: dennis and evelyn and heather raymond - NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Marilise's passing. She was my friend's only sister and an integral part of the Ory clan. Praying for Omma and the whole...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Elliott - Nashville, TN

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

Marlise Jeanne Ory Harrell passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the age of 65. She was born on Friday, October 26, 1951 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Dr. Annebert Bender Ory and the late John Henry Ory. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Marlise is an alumni of Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. She also practiced Law in the Hammond area for more than 35 years.

Marlise is survived by her mother, Dr. Annebert Ory; loving husband, Benjamin Claiborne Harrell, III; daughters, Amy Harrell, Laura Giancola, and Lillie Brooks and her husband Josh; siblings, Caroline Thompson, Fritz Ory and his wife Lindaree, John Ory and his wife Lori; and grandchildren, James, Jackson, and Davis Brooks.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Henry Ory.

A special thanks would like to be given to her close friend and long time legal assistant, Karen Kluka.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00 am until the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood.

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