Clara Bernice Harris was born July 19, 1934 in Rainier, Washington to Melvin and Violet Bernice (Nelson) Kelsey. She entered in rest on November 3, 2011 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 77 years.
She graduated from the Tenino Washington High School and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the Northwest Bible College in Seattle, Wash. Clara married Darrell Harris on June 15, 1957 in Tenino, Wash. This past summer they had celebrated fifty-four years together. Darrell and Clara were blessed with two children. She had worked for the University of Idaho in the Library Department. Darrel and Clara had moved to the Branson area about ten years ago from Moscow, Idaho.
Clara is a member of the Nazarene Church of Branson. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, making Missionary Crisis Care kits at the church and her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Violet Kelsey; a infant brother and two grandsons Dereck and Jeremy.
Clara is survived by her loving husband Darrell; her daughter Terri Ellsworth and companion Fred Davis; her son Wesley and wife Karin Harris; one brother Melvin Kelsey; two sisters Iva Riner and Violet Kelsey; three grandchildren Rick, Kristofer and Anne Katrine and three great grandchildren Kathryn, Jayden and Memphis. She will also be missed by many family and friends.