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Obituaries

Obituaries

Berdine Harris 1916 - 2005 Lawrence

Services for Berdine Harris, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.Mrs. Harris died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence. She was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Richmond, the daughter of Fred and Emma Summers Wheeler. She moved from Iola to Lawrence in 1933.Mrs. Harris was a homemaker. She and her husband owned The Paint Shack in Lawrence. She was a member of Lawrence Free Methodist Church and a former treasurer of the Women's Missionary Society at the church.She married Harold S. Harris on March 30, 1938, in Lawrence. He died Dec. 21, 1996.Survivors include three sons, Bruce Harris, Winter Haven, Fla., Dennis Harris, Kansas City, Kan., and James Harris, Pinion Hills, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Harris.