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Roger Harris

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Roger Neal Harris, 55, Piqua, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Abilene. Roger was born the son of Jerrold and Lenabelle (Wetzel) Harris on Sept. 17, 1958, in Kansas City, Mo.

Roger married Beverly Lynn Trowbridge on Aug. 16, 1980, in Iola. Roger loved fishing, gardening, cooking for family and friends, and most of all spoiling his grandkids.

Roger is survived by his wife Beverly; son, Jeremy Harris and wife Jennifer, Neodesha; brothers, Don Harris, Walnut, Jerry Harris, Iola; sisters, Pam Strong and husband Mick, Erie, Jennifer Harris, Donna Harris and Gracie Harris all of Walnut; and grandchildren, Brandan Lang Garrette Baker, Landon and Kourtney Harris.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Daniel Harris, and three infant brothers.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Countryside Funeral Home Johnson Chapel in Chanute. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will be at High Prairie Cemetery in Altoona. The family suggests memorials to Countryside Funeral Home to help defray the cost of the funeral and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home Johnson Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.

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Michelle Hanson

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Wang Thao

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Velma Ensminger

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Students celebrate Thanksgiving

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Allen basketball teams victorious going into break

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ACC cross country team putting up lights

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