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Patricia May “Pat” Harris

Patricia May “Pat” Harris, 67 of rural Orrick, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was born Oct. 15, 1947, near Rolla, to Henry Raymond Childers and Bernice Mae (Donley) Childers. She attended schools in Orrick and Excelsior Springs. On Aug. 9, 1963, she was united in marriage to Melvin Clay Harris of Orrick in a ceremony in Excelsior Springs. Pat enjoyed crocheting, reading and tending to her flowers. She loved animals of all kinds.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin Harris in 2010, and a son, Jonathon W. Harris; grandsons, Jonathon E. Harris and Derek Rash and a great-grandson, Dalton Cooper.

She is survived by her children: Gene Harris (Barb), Clint Harris (Susan), and Anthony Harris (Brooke), all of Orrick, Cynthia Cox (Paul) of Richmond, Christie Sweet (Tom) of Edgerton and Sandra Harris of Excelsior Springs; brothers, Freddie Childers of Knoxville and Robbie Childers of Excelsior Springs; her beloved grandchildren, Christopher Jewell, Nicholas Harris, Amanda Harris, Brandon Harris, Courtney Harris, Cody Harris, Mackenzie Dobbins Harris, Lane Harris, Griffen Harris, Tuff Harris, Annabelle Harris, Madyson Harris, Laura Rash Cooper, Colorado Cope, Paul Cox, Jr. and Chester Cox; great-grandchildren, Jonathon Harris, Haylie Cooper, Brody Cooper and another one on the way; also her beloved dog, Sally who lives at the home.

Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home, with Pastor Art Endsley officiating. Burial was in Riffe Cemetery, northwest of Orrick. Arrangements by Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick.

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