Karen Elizabeth Harris (nee Clark), 87, of Naperville passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2023, with her beloved husband by her side. A service will be held Monday, January 23, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle, IL. Visitation will take place from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and service following at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
Karen Clark was born March 1, 1935, in Laramie, Wyoming. She graduated in 1953 from Laramie High School and was married to Donald Harris in 1955. Karen and Don moved from Laramie to Seattle in 1957. They were blessed with two daughters, Lynne and Lorna, and son Kevin. Through a series of subsequent job transfers they lived in South Dakota, California, Colorado, New Jersey, and Illinois, living in Naperville since 1975. Karen worked in various school business offices over many years.
Karen’s hobbies included cooking, sewing, playing cards, playing the piano, watching the Chicago Bulls, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She was involved in various volunteer activities at Trinity Lutheran over many years.
Karen is survived by her husband Don Harris, daughters Lynne (Dan) Marsh and Lorna (Bruce) Benes and grandsons Kevin Marsh, Andy (Bianca) Marsh, Jeremiah Benes, and Greg Benes. She is preceded in death by her beloved son Kevin Harris and other loved ones.
Known for her strong faith and fun-loving, spunky personality, Karen never met a stranger. She derived great joy from her relationships with friends and family, but particularly cherished her role as grandmother to her beloved grandsons. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Memorials can be made by clicking Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, IL.
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Please know how sorry we are to learn of your mother’s passing. She is in a better place with our Lord and Savior. Our prayers are with you all as you celebrate her beautiful and fulfilled life.
With Sympathy and Love, Jeanne and Roger White
We were so happy that she was a part of our daughter, Bianca’s life. She demonstrated what it means to be highly engaged in life and in relationships. She inspires each of us to live with purpose and to live in a way that is both fun and honest.
Having never met Mrs Harris, I know her to be a wonderful Mother because of my friendship with her daughter, Lorna. Along with her husband, Mrs Harris raised a daughter that I have come to know to be a precious, loving woman and a true friend. I’m sorry I never had the opportunity to meet her. Her legacy surely lives on in her beautiful extended family. My most sincere condolences.
My deepest condolences to the Harris Family! I loved when Karen and her husband would come into our dental office! Spunky and loving to say the least… Lynne and Dan my heart hurts for you. Loved your mother/mother-in-law. Many prayers for all of you. May she rest in paradise. God has an amazing new Angel in Heaven 😇♥️🙏🏻♥️
I didn’t know Karen, but I do know her daughter Lynne and husband Dan who I always say are two of the nicest people I have ever met. So from all the compliments and knowing what a great job she did as a Mom, this is a terrific loss. I’m so sorry, Lynne and Dan and all the family. Hugs and love to you all.