Anna Harris Karnes

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Anna Mae was born on January 21, 1946, to Sidney “Lathelle” and Velma Harris in Amarillo, Texas. She graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo. After high school, she attended Amarillo Junior College and then later West Texas A&M.

She was an avid tennis player and a wonderful cook. Anna loved to entertain and have friends over any time she could.  Anna cherished her friendships and made many close long-standing friendships in the many places she lived. She was quick to see the best in people who entered her life. Anna grew up riding horses which she loved.  She introduced her daughter, Caley, to them at a very young age where the two of them spent many years riding hunter jumpers together.  Anna was an above average rider!!

Anna loved her animals Farley and “Kitty Kitty”.  She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events when she was able.  She also didn’t miss many games of her great niece and nephew, Abbie and Luke.  She attended their father’s (Mark) games as he coached many basketball games throughout his career.  She loved sports!!

Survivors include her husband, Merle Karnes; daughter, Caley Cooper and husband, Val; grandchildren, Caitlyn, and Creed Cooper; mother, Velma Harris; sister, Cordelia Man and husband, Jim; niece, Jennifer Adams and husband, Mark; nephew, Jimmy Man and wife, Karla; great-niece, Abbie Adams; great-nephew, Luke Adams, and Dowden Man.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sidney Lathelle Harris.


Memorial contributions are welcome and the family suggests, In memory of Anna Karnes to the Family Resource Center at Covenant Children’s Covenant Foundation, 3623 22nd Place, Lubbock, Texas 79424


13 thoughts on “Anna Harris Karnes”

  1. Melinda Schuster Bloom

    We are so heartbroken over the loss of Anna. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Caley and the entire family. Anna was such an amazing woman, an incredible cook and joyous tennis player. We are here for you all, always.
    Much Love,
    Melinda, Ken, Taylor and Reid
    and the entire Schuster Family

  2. Melinda Schuster Bloom

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Caley and her entire family. We are simply heartbroken over the loss of Anna. She was an amazing woman. Please let us know if you all need anything.
    Much Love,
    Melinda, Ken, Taylor and Reid
    And the entire Schuster Family

  3. Anna was such a gracious and kind person on the tennis court. She was lovely and loved. We will miss her❤️

  4. Jennifer Symancyk

    Many prayers for peace and comfort to Anna’s family. I had the privilege of playing tennis alongside Anna in Sugar Land. She was beautiful and kind…a joy to know and call a friend! She touched many lives in our tennis community and we will all deeply miss her.

  5. Caley. And your family r in my deepest prayers!!!!!! I am sooo sorry!!!!! I love u guys very much!!!!!!!

  6. Jennifer Symancyk

    Prayers for peace and comfort for Anna’s family. I have had the privilege of playing tennis alongside Anna in Sugar Land. She was beautiful and kind….a joy to know and a blessing to call a friend. We will all deeply miss her.

  7. My condolences to Cordelia and the rest of the family. I’ve spent a lot of time reminiscing about the years Anna and I spent together – horses, tennis and many adventures. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to reconnect at our high school reunion. She will be missed. Mary Lynn

  8. Gary and Sharon Countz

    Our condolences to Cordelia Jane and Aunt Velma and the family. We love you and will be praying for all of you in this time of loss. Gary and Sharon Countz.

  9. The saddest moment ever when I heard this news. Anna was beautiful, gracious and above all kind.. she leaves behind thousands of broken hearts. Rest In Peace sweet friend

  10. Anna was so loved and her absence leaves a void in so many lives that she touched. She was an amazing tennis player and it is through tennis that I came to know her, but we became friends off of the court, too. Her warm, kind spirit off of the tennis court was the same spirit that I saw on the court. Her smile and her giggle always brightened the day of those around her. Words cannot begin to express the loss that those who loved her feel.
    I pray for the family in your days ahead as you mourn. May sweet memories give you comfort.
    Much love,
    Claudia Bradley

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