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The loving hand of God has gently cradled our Jackie and taken her to prepare for our glorious reunion in heaven. Jacqueline Sue “Jackie” Harris Norris, 64, Branson, Mo., and Blue Mound, Linn County, Kan., passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at her Branson home due to cancer. She was born Nov. 2, 1950, at the family farm near Blue Mound, the daughter of Warren K. and Julia Mary Gotheridge Harris.
She graduated from Blue Mound High School in the Class of 1968. She then attended Fort Scott Community College and graduated from the American Institute of Banking and the Missouri Auction School.
She was a member of the Tri Lakes Board of Realtors, Missouri Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She was a dedicated realtor with ERA Table Rock Realty in Branson, Mo., for 20 plus years. She was a bright light who quickly rose to fame once she entered the real estate business and became a consistent top producer for several years due to the love of her career. Jackie loved the challenge of working the competitive home industry and finding just the right home for her client. More than anything, though, she always wanted to be known as being more than fair to all those she came in contact with. She always attempted to make a difference, not only to her customers, whom she became friends with, but also to everyone who worked around her. She was full of life, funny, focused and had a very quick wit and humor. To those who had the pleasure of knowing her personally, she was much loved for willingness to share her knowledge to any new realtor or anyone who would ask. She was very passionate about her business and her clients and set a high standard for customer service. Prior to her real estate career she was in banking in Ponca City, Okla., Santa Maria, Calif., and Houston and Dallas, Texas and rose from teller to Vice President.
Jackie despised the “Can’t Do” attitude as she was a “doer” and would do her best to overcome most obstacles that got in her way. She was an avid Kansas State University sports fan, and loved to decorate her homes in unexpected ways. She dearly loved her family and friends and rarely met a stranger. She loved practical jokes from time to time, her quick smile and wit were continual, and she loved to entertain her family and friends. She also had a great love for animals and the less fortunate.
She married twice, first to David S. Huber and later to Frank D. Norris. She was also a member of the Blue Mound United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, active Blue Mound High School alumni member and former officer and president of Cozy Cove Homeowners Association where she lived for many years in Branson, Mo.
Jackie goes to meet her father, Warren; grandparents, John and Beulah Harris, and Daniel and Lula Gotheridge; and great-nephew Jaden Terry.
She is survived by her mother Julia Mary Harris; beloved older brother, Denny Harris; niece, Angie Terry; great-nephews, Brandon and Austin Terry; and great-niece Jenna Terry.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at the Blue Mound School. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery.
Memories are one of the most important treasures we share and she was known for her hospitality and generous spirit welcoming so many to her home for so many special events. Therefore, visitation, lunch and a time to fellowship will be held at the school after the graveside committal. Please all attend as these were “Jackie’s wishes.” The family suggests contributions to the Blue Mound Cemetery Improvement and Beautification Fund or Hospice Compassus, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences for the family may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.


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