Helen Harris, 78, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 8, 2023, after a long battle with diabetes.
Helen was born on December 8, 1945, in Lincoln, Nebraska to parents Albert and Irene Clemans. Helen was proud of her Nebraskan roots until she moved to the Missouri area with her parents, sister Valearia, and her twin brother Harlain. Helen later became an even prouder mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, encouraging her family to succeed in every activity they participated in. She spent countless hours supporting her children and grandchildren at the poolside, at piano recitals, at ballets, or baton competitions. She enjoyed watching them excel.
Helen enjoyed bowling in various leagues with her many friends and family members. She cherished the relationships she had built among those at Summit Lanes throughout the years and deeply treasured her memories there. Though she was unable to bowl in her last few years, she relished in the lifelong memories she held near and dear to her heart. Helen will always be remembered for her quick wit, sarcasm and playfulness.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Irene, her twin brother Harlain, and her children, ToniJo Goodman, Michael Harris and Georgette Harris.
She is survived by her husband, Terry "Mike" Harris; children, Danielle Harrison, Andrea "Andi" Frazier, Jacqueline Beshears and Jonathan Harris; grandchildren, Dairal Frazier, Zachary Burch, Dakkota Powell, Quincey Shea, Angelique Long, Dillon Long, Dalas Whisler, Caroline Beshears, Cameron Beshears and Shana Goodman; great-grandchildren, Quorrah Mullins, Ender Long, Ellie Burch, Zoe Burch, Elliot Burch, Jazmynn Shea; a sister, Valeaira Luppens and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Please join the family in celebrating her life at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Summit Lanes Bowling Alley in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any memorial donations or contributions be made to one of Helen's cherished foundations, the St. Jude's Foundation or the American Diabetes Association to further research for future generations.
Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com