LenaBelle Harris


January 18, 2010 - 12:00 AM

LenaBelle Grace Harris, 77, Walnut, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Freeman Health Center in Joplin, Mo.
She was born Jan. 23, 1932, in Brookfield, Mo., to Hollie H. Wetzel and Lula Louise Lane Wetzel.
She married Jerrold Don Harris Sr. in 1949 in Tacoma, Wa. He preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2002. Prior to retirement for health reasons, she worked as a nurse’s aide and medical aide for Heritage Nursing Home, Girard. She loved working with flowers, reading, and various crafts including wood carving and crocheting.
Survivors include three sons, Jerrold Don Jr., Walnut, Jerry and wife Patty, Iola, and Roger and wife Beverly, Piqua; four daughters, Jennifer Harris, Donna Harris, Gracie Gibson and husband Steve, all of Walnut, and Pam Strong and husband Mick, Erie; a brother, Nathan Larrabee, Lake Elsinore, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sons, Daniel, killed in military action, and infant sons, Nathan, Hollie, and Steven Harris; one brother, Charles Wetzel; one sister, Mary Jane Wheeler; and a granddaughter, Debra Harris.
Pastor Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in U. S. National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to a LenaBelle Harris Memorial Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

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