March 24, 1933 - July 30, 2019
Dorothy Jane Beesley Harris was born March 24, 1933, in Nuyaka, Oklahoma, to Henry and Esther Beesley. She would become sister to 14 and half-sister to 7 brothers and sisters. She attended Nuyaka schools and worked at Kress Department Store where she met the love of her life through his sister. She married Glen Dale Harris on March 19, 1951, and together they raised five children. Dorothy was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Campfire Girl Bluebird troop leader. She was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child started school. She then worked in the cafeterias at McKinley Elementary School and Hamilton Junior High School so she would be close by if her children needed her. Dorothy loved to sew for her children and grandchildren, often making ‘farm clothes’ without a pattern. She made something new for many special occasions including the boys’ prom tuxedos and her daughter’s wedding dress. Perhaps Dorothy is best remembered for her love of quilts and quilting, and she loved to give them to her loved ones. She ran a small quilting service from her home and made and quilted tops for her church. She would often then buy back her own quilts at the annual quilt sale and give them to her family. Dorothy is survived by her children Ted Beesley and wife Carolyn, Dale Harris and wife Glenda, Tracy Harris and wife Carolyn, Dottie Smith and husband Ken, Scott Harris and wife Carey, twenty grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and another three boys on the way; Her brothers and sisters Fred Beesley, Alva Beesley and wife Ruby, Lou Brooks and husband Randy, Bill Beesley, Ed Beesley and wife Connie, Dan Beesley and wife Cindy, and Judy Cooper and husband Terry. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Glen Harris, parents Henry and Esther Beesley, sisters Ruth Beesley, Sue Littlejohn and Faye Triplett; brothers Eugene and James; grandson Robert Beesley, half-siblings Jewel, Duff, Frank, Ida, Fray, Flay, and Hazel. Those who remain will miss her sweet, loving, giving spirit more than words alone can express. She will be remembered to the newest of the Harris family who will not have the opportunity to know her, so she will live on in our hearts forever. A service for Dorothy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019, at First Baptist Church, 311 W. 5th, Okmulgee, OK 74447. Visitation is Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McClendon-Winters, 303 E. 7th, Okmulgee, OK 74447. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Dorothy Jane Beesley Harris was born March 24, 1933, in Nuyaka, Oklahoma, to Henry and Esther Beesley. She would become sister to 14 and half-sister to 7 brothers and sisters. She attended Nuyaka schools and worked at Kress Department Store... View Obituary & Service Information
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