Archive for Thursday, September 28, 2000

Clara M. Harris

September 28, 2000

Clara M. Harris
Services for Clara Mae Harris, 91, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at her home following a long illness.

She was born Jan. 4, 1909 in Boyles, Miss., the daughter of James Barnard and Lucy Augusta Roy. She moved to Eudora in 1945 from Jonesboro, Ark.

Mrs. Harris received her early education in the public school system in Sikeston, Mo. She worked in environmental services for Chi Omega sorority at the University of Kansas for 20 years, and also had worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto.

After retiring, she worked as a companion to an elderly lady until her illness forced her to retire.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Eudora, until its closing. She later joined the Second Christian Church, Lawrence.

She married Albert "Shorty" Harris on April 27, 1925, in Carouthersville, Mo. He died May 17, 1987.

Survivors include five daughters, Bessie L. Thompson-Fleming, Kansas City, Mo., Lucille Davis, Denver, Colo., Augusta Harris, Lawrence, Barbara Sheffield, Overland Park, and Helen Barner, Grandview, Mo.; three sons, Albert Harris, Kansas City, Mo., Charles Harris, Blue Springs, Mo., and H. Jeffery Harris, Black Hawk, Calif.; one brother, Curtis Monroe Brown, Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Alma Potts, Detroit, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Two daughters preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence and from 9:30 a.m. to service time on Saturday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Clara Mae Harris Memorial Fund, sent in care of the mortuary.

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