Wanda V. Harris

Wanda V. Harris

October 3, 1924 – May 20, 2020

Preceded in death by husband, Myron A. Harris. Survived by daughters: Sheryl Thomas, Denise Rohwer (John) and Trudy Abboud (Sam); seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Wanda Vanita Tuxhorn was born in Smith Center, KS on October 3, 1924. She was the oldest of three children, Eldon, her brother, and Glenda, her sister. Wanda went to school in Downs, KS, and she graduated high school with top honors in 1942. Wanda always valued education.

After high school, Wanda went to Denver to find work. She met Myron on a bus when she was coming back to Kansas to visit her folks. They were married in 1945.

Wanda believed in the importance of her faith. In 1965, she and Myron became members of Dundee Presbyterian Church because it had good youth programs. They joined the Mariners and served dinners at UNO to raise money for various programs within the church like Dundee Camp. They also did some square dancing. Later, they took their grandchildren every Wednesday to Logos. They set tables, ate, and helped do the dishes. Wanda sang in the choir and belonged to the Women’s Association.

For ten years, Wanda volunteered as a teacher aide in her daughter Trudy’s classroom. She read books to the students and worked individually with them on flashcards in reading and arithmetic. She enjoyed meeting and working with all the children in those classes.

On the holidays, Wanda was famous for creating special treat bags for each one of her grandchildren, on Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Easter. In each bag, there were special items just for that child.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister and her husband, Myron in 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Sheryl, Denise, and Trudy, her grandchildren: Leah, (Chris); Lindsey, (Matt); Travis, (Mandy); Jessica, (Jake); Alicia, Austin, (Emily); and Alex, and by her seven great- grandchildren.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, May 26th from 12 Noon to 1pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pmFamily INTERMENT: Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Dundee Presbyterian Church.

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  • Reva Benien Posted May 23, 2020 8:43 am

    Trudy, Sheryl, Denise and families Please know on behalf of Kirk family ( Stevie Kirk, Reva & Ruth Benien, Will and Phillip Kirk families) we shares in your loss of Wanda and regret not being able to join you in celebrating her life this Tuesday. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you
    Come together to say goodbye. May your memories ease the hurt in your hearts right now and the Peace of our risen Christ be with you.
    ~Cousin Reva B

  • Tiffany Polifka Posted May 26, 2020 9:01 am

    Please accept my condolences as you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the love of family heal the pain and may you take joy in the memories that shall always remain. Sending lots of love and virtual hugs for everyone.

  • Rosalyn Johnston Posted May 26, 2020 12:05 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss.

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