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Dennis “Denny” K. Harris

05-01-1948 to 07-03-2019


Linn County News

Published July 10, 2019


Dennis "Denny" K. Harris passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the age of 71 years, peacefully at his home with friends by his side. He was born May 1, 1948, at home one mile east and one mile north of Blue Mound, Kan., in a four-room house without plumbing or electricity. He was the son of Warren K. and Julia Mary Gotheridge Harris.

Denny attended Blue Mound Elementary and High School, graduating in 1966. He then attended Pittsburg State University receiving his Bachelor's Degree in 1970.

He was united in marriage to Linda Church in Lone Elm, Kan. They later divorced. To this union, one daughter, Angela K. Terry, was born.

He raised lots of livestock and was employed by the State of Kansas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Consistory, and the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Denny was an avid collector of toy tractors and implements and enjoyed his extensive collection. Denny was the type of person that tried to attend to his own affairs and not get involved in others’ business. But, he was there to listen and help as needed. He always tried to manage and invest his money wisely and attempted to always make every dollar count.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren K. Harris, in 2011; his mother, Julia Mary Harris, in 2017; his sister, Jackie Norris, in 2015; and grandson Jaden Terry in 2001.

Denny is survived by his daughter, Angela Kay Terry; two grandsons, Brandon and wife Aubrey, and Austin; granddaughter Jenna Terry; and longtime neighbor and companion Donna Miller.

Funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church with burial in the Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound.


Contributions are suggested to Blue Mound Cemetery Fund or the Shrine Transportation Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences can be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.



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