Evelyn Harris

Obituaries

August 26, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Margaret Evelyn Harris, 90, Kincaid, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1924, in Iola, the daughter of William H. and Mary Ann (Boone) Trine. Evelyn was proud to be a granddaughter of Daniel and Nathan Boone. Evelyn grew up in Iola, and graduated from Iola High School in 1942. During high school, she worked at S.H. Kress. As a young adult and during the war, Evelyn worked at what was then called the Triple A Office in Iola.
Evelyn married Virgil Bohm on Sept. 20, 1944. Virgil was a navigator pilot in the Air Force and was killed in action on Feb. 25, 1945 in World War II.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Samuel Richard Harris on June 13, 1948. They started their married life in Manhattan, while Sam finished college and she worked at the State Triple A Office. They moved to Kincaid in 1949, where Sam taught school and Evelyn was a homemaker. This union was blessed with two daughters, Sandra and Jo Helen.
She was a member of Kincaid Methodist Church and the Tuesday Study Club. In earlier years, she served on the Election Board and volunteered to enter exhibits at the Kincaid Fair. Evelyn had a great love for animals and never turned away a stray. She loved to sew and enjoyed her coffee shop friends, but the most important part of her life was Sam, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam Harris on July 10, 2015; one sister, Geraldine Stanton; two brothers, Jerry Trine and Joe Trine; one nephew, John Trine; and one niece, Linda Wilson.
Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Sandra Herynk and husband Steve, Adel, Iowa, and Jo Helen Sprague and husband Lonnie, Kincaid; four grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Perkins and husband Mike, Adel, Iowa, Jeri Lynn Gardner and husband Josh, Overland Park, Joe Sprague and wife Nikki, Kincaid, Justin Sprague and wife Jenna, Augusta; seven great-grandchildren, Meg and Olivia Perkins, Dawson and Emma Gardner, Julianna and Shelby Sprague, and Sam Sprague; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, at the Kincaid Selma United Methodist Church in Kincaid. Burial will follow at the Kincaid Cemetery.
Family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kincaid High School Community Center, Kincaid Fair Association, or to the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com

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