OBITUARY: Myron P. Harris

Myron P. Harris, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 29, at his home in Peabody.

He was born on Nov. 8, 1939, in Newton, the son of Kermit and Thelma Mellott Harris. Myron was raised in the rural Peabody area and attended schools in Peabody.

He married Barbara M. “Bobbie” Mott Laramore on Oct. 10, 1982, in Newton. 

Myron farmed in Harvey and Marion counties for many years and was a welder at Hay and Forage/AGCO for 15 years until retiring in 2001.

Survivors include his children Sherri Landis and husband Bob of Lehigh, Jeanelle Coates and husband Jeremiah of Walton, Scott Harris and wife Paula of Peabody, Susan Webb and husband Paul of Peabody, Brenda Bartel and husband Scott of Hillsboro; stepchildren Beth Sprague and husband Greg of Peabody, Brad Laramore and wife Kelly of Kansas City, Mo.; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents; wife “Bobbie” on July 28, 2016; brother Dale; two step-children Brenda Cunningham and Bruce Laramore;  and two step-grandchildren Aaron Laramore and Tristian Talkington.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at the Peabody Christian Church. Interment will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, where the family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m.

A memorial has been established with the Peabody Christian Church, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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