Archive for Thursday, June 16, 2005

Clayton C. Harris

1934-2005

June 16, 2005

Private graveside services for Clayton C. Harris, 71, De Soto, will take place in Oklahoma.
Mr. Harris died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 9, 1934, in Lane, Okla., the son of Clifford and Lucille Williams Harris. He graduated from Wyandotte High School. He moved to De Soto in 1972.
Mr. Harris served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad for 40 years before he retired. He was also employed for Laidlaw Transit in the De Soto school district.
He was a member of the Choctaw tribe and a founding member of the Heart of America Indian Council. He coached flag football and baseball.
He married Anita Guild. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Alan Harris, De Soto; two daughters, Charlene Webb, Bonner Springs, and Stephanie Slitor, De Soto; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church, 950 E. 21st St., Lawrence 66046.
Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto was in charge of arrangements.

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