Donald Dean Harris1,2,3,4

M, b. January 8, 1938, d. July 26, 2020
FatherJohn Emory Harris Jr.1,2,3,4 b. August 13, 1913, d. February 24, 1994
MotherRuby Crystal Amos1,2,3,4 b. August 8, 1912, d. February 13, 2006
     Donald Dean Harris Donald Dean Harris, 82, of Parsons, died at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his home. Death followed a brief period of failing health. He was born January 8, 1938, in rural McCune, to John E. and Ruby (Amos) Harris. The family lived in rural McCune through his early years and moved to Erie during his late high school years. He graduated from Erie High School in 1955. In November of 1955 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and continued for 20 years with duty stations in Topeka, Guam, Maine and finally at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology as a medical technician. Early in his Air Force career he had received training through Washburn University in Topeka for his medical technician work. On October 20, 1956 he and Elaine Ferguson, also an Erie native, were married in Erie. She and their three daughters were with Dean on his various assignments and when he retired from the Air Force in 1975 they settled in Parsons. Dean was employed as a medical technician at the Katy Hospital until it’s closure. Then he worked at the Parsons Clinic for 14 years until his retirement. He had many interests and especially enjoyed a life of simplicity, often recalling the days of his early life on the farm. He loved being outdoors and spending time at his home. He developed a close bond with the Amish and often helped members of that community. He had a passion for gas engines and was active in the SEK Old Time Gas Engines organization. Dean was a craftsman and woodworker. He had made grandmother clocks for his three daughters and for many other family members. His most recent project was the restoration of a grandfather clock. Dean was active in the P.A.L.S. organization and spent many hours as a volunteer at the shelter for animals. He helped maintain the grounds at the First Christian Church of Parsons, where he was a member. For many years he and Elaine were active members of the former Beantown Ramblers Camping Club. Survivors are his wife, Elaine, of the home; three daughters, Linda Hughes (Terry) of Wichita, Deanna Basgall (Paul) and Debra Jordan (Dr. Kerry) both of Olathe; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, John Harris (Joan) of Chetopa, David Harris (Jeanette) and Charles Harris (Carol) both of Erie and Jerry Harris (Marsha) of Victorville, CA; two sisters Coleen Yockey (Ronnie) of Scranton, PA and Patsy Richey (Steve) of Erie. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, at the First Christian Church in Parsons, with Rev. Jennifer Dawson officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery at Erie, with military honors provided by the Erie American Legion.4 He was buried at East Hill Cemetery, Erie, Neosho Co., Kansas.4 He was born on January 8, 1938 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.4 He married Elaine Ferguson on October 20, 1956.4 Donald Dean Harris died on July 26, 2020 at Parsons, Labette Co., Kansas, at age 82.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 198, District 19-14, Osage Township, Crawford Co., Kansas2

Family

Elaine Ferguson
Marriage*Donald Dean Harris married Elaine Ferguson on October 20, 1956.4 
Children
  • Linda Harris4
  • Deanna Harris4
  • Debra Harris4

Citations

  1. [S2374] Chanute Tribune, The, From the Ruby C. Harris obituary in the Feb 15, 2006 edition.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1793] Parsons Sun, From the John Emory Harris obituary in the Feb 25, 1994 edition.
  4. [S11009] Carson-Wall Funeral Services, online www.wallfuneralservices.com, From the Donald Dean Harris obituary.

Luther A. Zimmerman1,2,3,4,5

M, b. July 12, 1922, d. December 12, 2014
FatherSamuel Grant Zimmerman1,6,7,8,4 b. July 13, 1890, d. October 24, 1978
MotherEmma Eulalia Amos1,6,7,8,4 b. April 9, 1896, d. November 12, 1983
     Luther A. Zimmerman was born on July 12, 1922 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.4,5 He married Dorothy J. McGown on June 19, 1949 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.5,2,4 Luther A. Zimmerman died on December 12, 2014 at Girard, Crawford Co., Kansas, at age 92.4,5 He Luther A. Zimmerman, 92, of rural McCune passed away at 2:55 a.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 in the Girard Medical Center, Girard, Kansas. Luther was born July 12, 1922 in rural McCune, Kansas a son of Samuel and Emma (Amos) Zimmerman. He grew up in the McCune area and attended McCune Schools, graduating from McCune High School. After graduation Luther entered the U.S. Army in December of 1944. Luther served his country in the European Theater and Pacific Theater during World War II and was awarded several accommodations. On June 19, 1949, Luther was united in marriage to Dorothy McGown in the United Chapel Church in rural McCune; she preceded him in death on March 17, 2008. Luther devoted his life to his family, farming and more especially to serving the Lord. Luther was a member of the United Chapel Church and served as church treasure, Sunday school teacher and served on the Church Board. Luther is survived by his son, Steve Zimmerman and his wife Ruth, of rural McCune; three daughters, Jeanne Dent and her husband Henry, of Carrollton, Georgia; Susan Cheney and her husband Nick, of Girard, Kansas; Betty Anne Hall and her husband Mike, of Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Samual Ray Zimmerman, of Clinton, Iowa; 13 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services for Luther A. Zimmerman will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard. Burial will follow in the McCune cemetery with Military honors conducted by Brown-Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 704. on December 13, 2014.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Osage Township, Crawford Co., Kansas1
1940Dwelling 195, District 19-14, Osage Township, Crawford Co., Kansas7

Family

Dorothy J. McGown b. February 14, 1929, d. March 17, 2008
Marriage*Luther A. Zimmerman married Dorothy J. McGown on June 19, 1949 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.5,2,4 
Children
  • Steve Zimmerman2,4
  • Jeanne Zimmerman2,4
  • Susan Zimmerman2,4
  • Betty Anne Zimmerman2,4

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1793] Parsons Sun, From the Dorothy J. Zimmerman obituary in the Mar 20, 2008 edition.
  3. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  4. [S11008] Morning Sun, The, From the Luther A. Zimmerman obituary in the Dec 13, 2014 edition.
  5. [S2372] McCune Cemetery, Crawford Co., KS, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=amos&GSfn=james&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=18&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=5684329&CRid=92994&df=all&
  6. [S1793] Parsons Sun, From the Eulalia Zimmerman obituary in the Nov 14, 1983 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Samuel Grant Zimmerman obituary.

Samuel Ray Zimmerman1,2,3

M, b. June 9, 1925
FatherSamuel Grant Zimmerman1,4,5,6,3 b. July 13, 1890, d. October 24, 1978
MotherEmma Eulalia Amos1,4,5,6,3 b. April 9, 1896, d. November 12, 1983
     Samuel Ray Zimmerman was born on June 9, 1925 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Osage Township, Crawford Co., Kansas1
1940Dwelling 195, District 19-14, Osage Township, Crawford Co., Kansas5

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S11008] Morning Sun, The, From the Luther A. Zimmerman obituary in the Dec 13, 2014 edition.
  4. [S1793] Parsons Sun, From the Eulalia Zimmerman obituary in the Nov 14, 1983 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Samuel Grant Zimmerman obituary.

Dorothy J. McGown1,2,3

F, b. February 14, 1929, d. March 17, 2008
     Dorothy J. McGown was buried at McCune Cemetery, McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.1,2 She was born on February 14, 1929 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.1,2 As of June 19, 1949,her married name was Zimmerman.3 She married Luther A. Zimmerman, son of Samuel Grant Zimmerman and Emma Eulalia Amos, on June 19, 1949 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.1,2,3 Dorothy J. McGown died on March 17, 2008 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas, at age 79.1,2,3 She McCUNE -- Dorothy J. Zimmerman, 79, a lifelong rural McCune resident, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2008, at her home. She had been in failing health. She was born on Feb. 14, 1929, at rural McCune to John and Florence (Burch) McGown. She grew up on the family farm, attended country schools and graduated from McCune High School. She then attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg. She taught for several years at the Pleasant Valley and Green Elm country schools. She married Luther Zimmerman in 1949 at the United Chapel Church near McCune. He survives of the home. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband on their farm near McCune for many years. She was a member of the United Chapel Church at rural McCune, where she was a devoted Sunday school teacher, was involved with the youth and taught Bible school until her illness prohibited her from being active. She influenced and touched many lives through her Christisan witness. She had devoted her life to her family and church. Survivors include a son, Steve Zimmerman and his wife, Ruth, of rural McCune; three daughters, Jeanne Dent and her husband, Henry, of Carrollton, Ga., Susan Cheney and her husband, Nick, of Girard and Betty Anne Hall and her husband, Mike, of Springfield, Mo; 14 grandchildren, Amy and Stephan Pittman, Laura and Katie Dent, Nicholas and Lukas Cheney, Will, Drew, Jonathan, Mary and Sarah Zimmerman and Greg, Chris and Erin Hall; and five sisters, Betty Zimmerman of Clinton, Ia., Patty Mustard of Irving, Texas, Marietta Munding of Parsons, Helen McDonald of Mesa, Ariz., and Margaret McColm of Columbus. She was preceded in death by an infant sister. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Chapel Church near McCune. Burial will be in McCune Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard. The casket will remain closed during the visitation. Memorials are suggested to the United Chapel Church and these may be left at or sent to the funeral home, 518 West St. John, P.O. Box 258, Girard, 66743.
on March 20, 2008.2

Family

Luther A. Zimmerman b. July 12, 1922, d. December 12, 2014
Marriage*She married Luther A. Zimmerman, son of Samuel Grant Zimmerman and Emma Eulalia Amos, on June 19, 1949 at McCune, Crawford Co., Kansas.1,2,3 
Children
  • Steve Zimmerman2,3
  • Jeanne Zimmerman2,3
  • Susan Zimmerman2,3
  • Betty Anne Zimmerman2,3

Citations

  1. [S2372] McCune Cemetery, Crawford Co., KS, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=amos&GSfn=james&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=18&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=5684329&CRid=92994&df=all&
  2. [S1793] Parsons Sun, From the Dorothy J. Zimmerman obituary in the Mar 20, 2008 edition.
  3. [S11008] Morning Sun, The, From the Luther A. Zimmerman obituary in the Dec 13, 2014 edition.