Warren Harris

Obituaries

September 8, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Warren Kenneth Harris, 90, of Blue Mound died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott.
He was born Nov. 14, 1920, northwest of Blue Mound, to John and Beulah Ingram Harris. He attended Prairie Valley and Blue Mound Schools graduating from Blue Mound High School in 1941. He then attended Blue Mound Trade School for welding.
He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in battles in northern France, Normandy, central Europe, Rhineland and Ardennes.
He married Julia “Mary” Gotheridge on Aug. 2, 1943, while on leave. Warren and Mary farmed and raised livestock for many years. He was a member of the Blue Mound school board, water board, ASCS, Blue Mound Methodist Church, joining in 1949, Masonic Lodge No. 286, Blue Mound, Scottish Rite Consistory and Mirza Shrine, Kincaid Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Centerville American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Dennis “Denny,” Blue Mound; a daughter, Jacqueline “Jackie” Harris Norris, Blue Mound; granddaughter, Angela “Angie” Terry; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Austin and Jenna Terry.
 Warren was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Ray, a sister, Cleda Townsley, nephew, Delbert Harris, niece, Elvera Harris, and a great-grandson, Jaden Terry.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Burial was in Sunny Slope Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or Blue Mound United Methodist Church.
Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.coffelschneider.com.

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