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Gladys E. Harris

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    - Jeanne & Ben Lee
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    - John and Freda Wood

Gladys E. Harris

Gladys E. Harris, 88, departed this life on May 22, 2014 in the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law in Springfield, MO. She was born on June 10, 1925 to Lewis and Mabel Bigler in Hale Center, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, E Leon Harris, daughter, Sally Harris Kladuson, siblings, Lucille Thomlinson and Charles Bigler. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Charles Ritter,

brother, Bob Bigler (Elizabeth) of KC, MO, granddaughters, Elizabeth Urbatsch (Kevin) of San Francisco, CA, Emily Redding (Jeff) and Eloise Oberle all of Gardner, KS, three great grandchildren, Sally and Lane Oberle, Connor Redding, numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Mazie.

Gladys had an inner strength that far surpassed her physical being. Her warm, loving spirit touched and comforted all who knew and loved her. She will be missed beyond words.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a or any animal shelter/rescue facility. A private burial will take place at Springfield National Cemetery at a later date.


Funeral Home
Greenlawn Funeral Home East - Springfield
3540 E. Seminole  Springfield, MO 65809
Funeral Home Details
Published in the News-Leader on May 25, 2014