November 26, 2021

Letitia Harris


Letitia Mae Morgan Harris, 90, of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Greenfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Letitia Mae Morgan was born December 3, 1930, to Rosswell Elmer and Nellie Rhea Potter) Morgan in Nevinville. Letitia lived near Nevinville until the age of 3, when her family moved north of Greenfield where she attended country school through 8th grade and attended Greenfield High School.

On December 28, 1946, she was united in marriage to Charles Edmund Harris Jr. in Hiawatha, Kansas. They celebrated 72 years of marriage. Letitia and Charles had a very loving devoted bond. Six children were born to this union; Joni Grace, Lori Jane, Julia Ann, Dorothy Lorraine, Charles Edmund III and John Leroy. They lived all their married life in Adair County, farming for a number of years until retirement in 1990. Letitia loved her children with all of her heart.

In September 2018, Letitia and Charles moved into the nursing home where she enjoyed caring for Charles and visiting with many of the nurses and CNAs that cared for her. Two of her favorite cousins from Fontanelle worked there. Sarah and Claudia had a special place in her heart. She enjoyed the visits from Pastor Matthew from Greenfield Care Initiative Hospice. They had a special bond. He brought her great comfort. She also enjoyed going up to church when Pastor Melinda spoke. She always took her Bible and followed along with what PastorMelinda was speaking on. She knew every hymn and enjoyed singing along!

She is survived by her children: Joni, Julie and husband Eric, Dottie and sons Chuck and wife Denise, John and his wife Rhoda; brother-in-law, Robert Harris and wife Margurite; sister-in-law, Mary Morgan.

Grandchildren: Lori Sue Shilling, Lennea Whitmer, April Carlson, Eric Evans, Ryan Phillips, Marissa Barrett, Tania Mc Andrew, Tarah Craft, Tyler Craft, Kim Ryan, Shari Rauer, Billie Ann Porterand Dillon Porter.

Great-grandchildren: William Shilling, Aubrey Carns, Harlan and Huxley Evans, Jubilee Whitmer, Keaton, Quinton and Alston Mc Andrew, Sydney Ryan, Walker and Cameron Barrett, Ayzen Andablo, Alexsis Phillips. One great-great-grandchild, TreyVon Phillips; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at United Methodist Church in Greenfield. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the service. Online condolences may be left to the family at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of professional arrangements.

The family will greet friends Thursday evening, Dec. 2, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. Memorials maybe directed to the Letitia Harris memorial fund to be established by the familyat a later date.