Thursday, January 15, 2009

Martha L. Harris, 65, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at her home

She was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Webb City, the daughter of Frank and Mary Leunora Pauley Knowles. She was a beauty operator at lacoba Nursing Home in Monett and a cashier at Walmart. She was a member of Chapel of Grace Church in Monett.

She married Larry Harris on Jan. 24, 1970, in Kansas City and he survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Phillip Harris, of Goodman; one daughter, Rebecca Greenway, of Monett; three brothers, Richard Knowles, of Kansas City, Edward Knowles, of Blue Springs, and Kenney Knowles, of summerville, S.C.; three sisters, Nancy Coleman, of St. Joseph, Mary Ray, of Independence, and Carol Swadley, of Purdy; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at Bennett-Wormington Chapel in Monett with Rev. Jimmie Copley officiating. Burial was at Kings Prairie Cemetery near Monett.