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June 24, 1957 - September 30, 2013
Burial Date: October 5, 2013
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
Jon Robin Harris, 56, of Kearney, Missouri passed away on September 30, 2013 at his home, surrounded by family and his beloved boxer, Murphy.
Jon was born on June 24, 1957 in Joplin, Missouri, the only child of the late James E. and Jacqueline L. (Lager) Harris. Jon loved education, both learning and teaching. He graduated from Raytown South High School in 1975 and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri and his Master’s and Specialist’s Degrees in Educational Administration from Central Missouri State University. Over the years he served in several school districts as teacher, elementary principal, and superintendent, including the Raytown, Blue Springs, Kearney, Northeast Nodaway, Butler, Raymore-Peculiar, and Albany School Districts. For the last eight years, it was his pleasure to work for the Kansas City Royals as an Assistant Supervisor. Jon enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, Kearney Bulldogs football and baseball, and Kansas City Royals baseball.
Jon leaves behind his best friend and wife of 25 years, Patricia (Patty) Harris of the home; children Gregory J. Harris, Jill N. Harris, Mark C. Harris, all of the home; and many friends and extended family members. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 11- Noon at Hidden Valley Funeral Home in Kearney. The memorial service will begin at Noon in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting memorial contributions to the Jon Harris Memorial Education Fund for his children.