In Memory of




Life Story for Christian Lane Harris

Christian Lane Harris, born September 18, 1996 in Muncie, IN, passed away on December 9, 2020, in Olathe, KS at the age of 24.

A visitation will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 from 1-3pm at Ft. Osage Church of the Nazarene in Independence, MO with a funeral service to follow. The service will also be livestreamed on Speaks Chapels Facebook page and a video recording will be available on his page at

In his honor, the family suggests contributions to The Ozark Trail Association.

From the very beginning, Christian was a “go-er” and a “do-er.” Whether it was building his own computer as a youth to participating in a school TSA project which created an innovative shoe-dryer, he accepted challenges enthusiastically, and loved to see the final products. He was a triathlete and an outdoor adventurer. He created his own tight-knit community with his cross-country friends and went on camping trips including trying to conquer the Ozark Trail.

Christian was a graduate of Liberty High School and studied at Missouri S&T with aspirations of becoming an engineer. He worked for 2 ½ years for FedEx, and six months ago transferred over to Knowlton Trucking where he was able to drive across the nation. He had also proudly served six years in the Missouri Army National Guard at the time of his passing.

Along with his parents, Christian was a member of Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene. He firmly believed in being a good person, learning from mistakes, and to simply show kindness to others. His tragic passing leaves a void in the lives of his family, friends, and countless others he happened to meet while here on earth. However, his cherished memory is written in indelible ink in the hearts of many, and his legacy lives on for eternity.

Christian’s family includes his parents Dan & Betsy Harris of Liberty, sister Caitlin Reeve (husband Brandan) of Independence, brother Cooper Harris of Liberty, and sister Camryn Harris of Liberty; niece Henley Reeve; grandma Sharon Harris of Modoc, IN; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandpa George Harris and maternal grandparents Fred and Lois Prescott.

Arrangements in care of Speaks Chapel (816-252-7900)