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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Warren Kenneth Harris, 90, of Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott, Kan.

He was born Nov. 14, 1920, northwest of Blue Mound the son of 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 proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp sduring World War II in battles in northern France, Normandy, central Europe, Rhineland and Ardennes.

Warren 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 VFW and the Centerville American Legion.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lee Ray Harris, a sister Cleda Townsley, nephew Delbert Harris, niece Elvera Harris and a great-grandson Jaden Terry.

He is survived by his wife Mary of the home, a son Dennis "Denny" Harris of Blue Mound, a daughter Jacqueline "Jackie" Harris Norris of Blue Mound, granddaughter Angela "Angie" Terry and three great-grandchildren; Brandon, Austin and Jenna Terry.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery. Warren laid in state at the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City, on Tuesday Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The family suggests contributions to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or the Blue Mound United Methodist Church.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.coffelschneider.com.

Arrangements: Coffel-Schneider, Mound City, Ks.