Lorena M. Harris, 89, died Friday (Dec. 6, 2002) at Hilltop Estates Nursing Home in Gothenburg.
She was born March 22, 1913, to Asa and Maple (Turley) O'Donnell, in Cheyenne County near Bird City. She was the oldest of three children and was raised on a farm, eight miles Northeast of Bird City.
She married Faye Adamson and they had one daughter, Joan. In 1938, she married Fredrick W. Bader and they had two children, Delmer and Marcia. He was killed in a trucking accident in 1949. Later she married Charles Harris who is also deceased.
She worked as a waitress, seamstress and was employed in retail in Fort Morgan, Colo., for twenty years She lived in McCook for a few years in the 1950s and worked at Ideal Cleaners. She moved to Hover Manor in Longmont, Colo., in 1989 and served as a volunteer in the dining room. She returned to McCook in 1994 and moved to the Hill Top Estates in Gothenburg in 2002.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husbands, Faye Adamson, Frederick Bader and Charles Harris; one daughter, Joan; one brother, Leslie O'Donnell; one sister, Darlene Keene; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include her son, Delmer Bader and wife, Stephanie, of Brady; daughter, Marcia and husband, Jerry Morrow, of Rogers, Ark.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday, at 2 p.m., at Knodel Funeral Home, St. Francis with the Rev. Doug Mason officiating. Burial will be in the Bird City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.