Nellie A. Harris, age 84 of Prairie City, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Prairie City Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow at Waveland Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City Public Library, Prairie City Church of the Brethren or the Prairie City Ambulance Fund. Condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The daughter of Hulbert and Mary (Smulen) Harris, Nellie was born on June 20, 1934. She graduated from Prairie City High School in 1952. She served as the Secretary for the Prairie City School Board and chaperoned the girls' basketball team. Nellie worked at McKlveen Lumber for many years. After her retirement she worked at the Cardinal Inn. Nellie also worked right beside her brother Thomas with the families' sheep herd. She was a lifelong member of the Prairie City Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday school for many years, was the church treasurer, was a member of the Women's Fellowship and also served as a Deacon. Nellie enjoyed reading, cooking and sending cards to people.
Those left to honor her memory include her cousins, her church family and her special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Leonard and Thomas.
So sorry to hear of Nellie's passing. She was a sweet, caring, special person. Mom IdaMae) always looked forward to nice cards and letters from Nellie. We always looked forward to seeing her when visiting. So thankful to have gotten to visit with her in her home last October. Kaye VanBaale Roskam
We knew Nellie from her job at the lumber yard. She was always so sweet and such a lady. Pat and Dave Adams
We knew Nellie and her brother Tom through our mutual love of raising Oxford sheep. Whenever we make our way to their farm, Nellie welcomed us with her sweet smile, a hug and glass of iced tea. Her gentle soul made her a mentor for many. We usually left the yard with a couple of good ewe lambs and box of Nellie’s garden produce or apples from the orchard. The world needs more people like Nellie! Journey on sweet soul!
Nellie was always such a gentle and sweet sole. I always saw her smiling and always offering a hand and ear to those in need! She Will always be remembered and hold a place in my heart!
Nellie was such a lovely person; always there to lend a hand with that gentle, kind smile. So thoughtful of others. She will be greatly missed.
Sweet woman of God. Thank you for investing in the lives of our three children, & all the children.
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