Charlotte Ann Haris died on February 4, 2022, in Prairie Village, KS. She was born in Hillsboro, Texas, in 1942 to Frances Tittle and Charles D. Worley. Her growing-up years were spent in West Columbia, Texas. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos with a B.S. in Education. While attending college, she was a member of the honorary scholastic fraternities Alpha Chi, Kappa Delta Pi and Pi Omega Pi. She later earned a writing specialization certificate from Houston Baptist University.
Most of her working career was spent as an administrative secretary at Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston, but more recently as an administrative assistant at her husband’s company, Haris Engineering, Inc. She lived in Houston for many years. After marrying her husband Ali, she lived for eight years in Baghdad, Iraq. Since 1991, she lived in Prairie Village, KS.
Her greatest joy was family. At one point in her life, she enjoyed writing poetry. She was very proud of a first-place award in a poetry contest at Houston Baptist University. Later, she enjoyed genealogy, publishing several family histories and helping to organize family reunions. She was a member of the Shawnee Mission Chapter DAR and the William Hilton Chapter of the DAC. She was also a member of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church.
Her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband Ali of the home and her four children: daughter Holly Gilpin Blackhurst of Overland Park; daughter Lila Haris of Overland Park, son Charles Haris and wife Cori Pohrer Haris of Overland Park; and son Kaise Haris of Overland Park. Her brother, Charles T. Worley of Baytown, Texas, and his son Christian Worley also survive her. In addition, she leaves two granddaughters McKayla and Diana Blackhurst, and grandson Clark Haris.
A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. on February 12, 2022, at Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church, 9400 Pflumm, Lenexa, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.