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Posted on Dec 31, 2014

Dorothy I. Harris

Dorothy Irene Davies Harris, formerly of Quincy, passed away in Moundridge, Kan., on Dec. 23, 2014. She was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Wichita, Kan., to Frank L. Davies and Lucy Woolworth.

When Dorothy was a teenager, the family moved to Greenleaf, Idaho, where she met and married Alvin Harris.

In 1953 the young couple settled on a farm just outside the town of Quincy.  Alvin and Dorothy spent their days raising their four children on the farm, involved in every possible activity at their church and investing in others.  They were charter members of the Quincy Free Methodist Church and hosted services in their home for the first three years that the church met. They later joined the Quincy Bible Missionary Church, where Alvin and Dorothy were vitally involved.

Following the passing of Alvin in 1999, Dorothy sold the farm and purchased a home in Quincy, where she lived for 10 years.  Following a gradual decline in her health, Dorothy resided at The Cambridge Assisted Living in Quincy and, most recently, at the Moundridge Manor in Moundridge, Kan.

Dorothy’s greatest love was her Savior, Jesus Christ.  She was known for her contagious laugh and jovial spirit, but those closest to her will remember her as a prayer warrior. She was always eager to tell everyone who would listen of the difference Christ had made in her life.

Dorothy has left a rich heritage to four children, daughter Irene Stahly and her husband, Bob, of Hesston, Kan.; daughter, Carolyn Mann and her husband, Bob, of Wichita, Kan.; daughter Anne Reinhardt and her husband, Dan, of Calgary, Alberta; and son Frank and his wife, Sherri, of Bowling Green, Ky. She also has 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and countless others whose lives have been impacted by hers.

A service celebrating her life was held Dec. 30, 2014, at the Bible Missionary Church in Quincy, with concluding services in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.

Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com.
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy assisted the family with arrangements.

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