Harriet A. "Rat" Metz, 70, passed away at Parkview Regional Medical Center on June 10, 2023. She was born on February 12, 1953 in Kendallville Indiana to the late Harry and ArDella Frymier Metz. She lived her entire life in Albion.\n\nShe was a graduate of Central Noble High School and earned her BS in Education from Goshen College. She received her MS in Education from St. Francis College. She taught for 19 years at the Central Noble Schools where she also coached the high school girls' basketball team (3 years), the JV volleyball team (4 years), and the girls' track team 20 years. She was advisor for the high school yearbook for 12 years. She also spent one year as the band's drill team sponsor.\n\nAfter teaching, Harriet worked for several years as a wood craftsman and sold her wood turning products at various craft shows. Next she worked at the Albion New Era/Churubusco News as a darkroom technician and film stripper. She retired in 2016 from Courier Book Manufacturing in Kendallville where she worked in the pre-press department. \n\nHarriet enjoyed photography, wood turning, kite flying and retirement. Harriet's photography led her to many interesting experiences. She photographed for the Noble County American newspaper, The Albion New Era newspaper, and had several photographs published in the Kendallville News Sun. Along with longtime friend, Helen Bryant, they had an article and photographs published in the Indiana Media Journal, where Harriet also had the cover photo. A collection of her best photographs appear in a book located in the Indiana room of the Noble County Public Library in Albion.\n\nHarriet is survived by her sister, Holly Hovarter of Albion, two nephews and their wives; Chris and Susie Vice of Avilla, Charlie and Amy Vice of Steinbarger Lake, two nieces and their husbands; Nancy and Ron Bailey of Franklin Indiana, Jenny and Dan Sible of Avilla and numerous great-nieces, great-great-nieces and nephews.\n\nShe is preceded in death by her parents.\n\nCasual visitation with the family (jeans and t-shirts are welcome) will be held at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Monday, June 19, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.\n\nBurial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Noble County Public Library, the Noble County Humane Society, or the Andrew Vice Scholarship.