Frances "Dolores" HarmsApril 12, 2020
Frances "Dolores" Harms, 78, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020, at Oak Tree Villa. She was born on January 12, 1942, in Eldon, Missouri, the daughter of the late Francis Edward "Jake" and Lela Mae (Brown) Duffield. Dolores was united in marriage on October 14, 1977, to the late Thomas P. Harms in Miami, Oklahoma. She was a 1959 graduate of Eldon High School. Dolores was employed with the State of Missouri Health Laboratory from 1970 until her retirement in 2000. She also worked in the Moreau Heights Elementary Cafeteria for a few short years following her retirement from the state. While at Moreau Heights, Dolores loved on many children as they ate their lunches. Dolores had many passions in life. She enjoyed watching the Jefferson City Jays and Mizzou Tiger Basketball teams. Some of her hobbies included shopping, traveling, putting puzzles together, and going out to eat. One of Dolores' favorite things was to play cards with her card club. She was also a gracious host, always thinking of her guests and what she could do to make their experience in her home a wonderful one. Most of all, Dolores cherished the times spent and memories created with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She could often be found at one of their games and performances rooting them on. Dolores is survived by her children: Kimberly Lueckenhoff (Frank Wansing) and Michael "Shane" Gudde (Brenda) both of Jefferson City; five grandchildren: Amanda Jackson (Robert), Kyle Lueckenhoff (Jenna), Adam Lueckenhoff (Amanda), Jack Gudde and Lydia Gudde; and six great-grandchildren: Kane, Ryker, Liam, Bryton, McCoy and Kaylee. A memorial service and burial at Eldon City Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.