Carol Elaine Harison

July 22, 1935 - May 6, 2021
Laura F. Gann

Carol Elaine (Bourne) Harison, age 85, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday morning, May 6, 2021, while a resident at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born July 22, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Swearingen) Bourne.

Elaine was a stay-at-home mom who loved anything sweet, old movies, animals, and Elvis – not necessarily in that order. She was fortunate to have lived with her family in different parts of the country including Wyoming, Colorado, Washington, New Orleans, and Corpus Christi, Texas. Her heart, however, was in Mt. Vernon close to her beloved aunt Lois Lantz.

In 1955 while working in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, she met and later married John R. Harison from Rawlins, Wyoming. They were together for the next 24 years and raised three children. She is survived by her children, Suzy Faucheux (Brian) of New Orleans, Louisiana, J. Casey Harison Ph.d of Evansville, Indiana, and Sally Henk (Eddie) of Mandeville, Louisiana. She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Shane Magee (Leslie) and Dr. Rayne Schexnayder (Marc), as well as four great-grandchildren, Max and Laila Magee and Quinn and Maren Schexnayder. She also leaves behind a brother Robert Bourne of Mt. Vernon.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartwarming thank you to the nurses and staff at the Lawrence County Manor for the care and kindness they showed towards our mother during her time there. We know she was in good hands.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ASPCA in care of the funeral home.

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