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Eleanor L. Harris, 80, Springfield, Mo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in her home surrounded by family.

A memorial service is planned for May in Ottawa, Kan. Cremation services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield, Mo.

She was born May 28, 1933, in Ottawa, Kan., to Charles and Edna (Marks) Dawson.

She was united in marriage to Paul C. Harris April 5, 1985, in Belton Mo.

Eleanor received associates degrees in secretarial and medical transcription.

She spent most of her working career as an executive secretary for several companies, she retired as a secretary with Cox Medical Center South in 2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles T. and Edna Dawson. 

Survivors include her loving husband of 29 years, Paul C. Harris, of the home; daughter, Karen Kessler, Westminster Colo.; two brothers, Allen Dawson and William Dawson; two sisters, Mary Gast and Barbara Vollmer; and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Eleanor’s name to Kinser Chapel, 3871 South State Highway J, Springfield MO 65809.

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