|Shirley L. Harris, 83, of 330 S. Carr St. Kirkwood, Ill., formerly of Galesburg, died 10:52 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011 at her home.
She was born April 16, 1928 in Galesburg to Ralph and Della Pratt Heavilin. She married Jeppie L. Harris, Jr. April 10, 1948 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death January 12, 2005.
Surviving are three sons, Fred L. (and Olivia) Harris of Concord, N.C., Sam (and Rhonda) Harris of Gerlaw, Ill. and Jeppie (and Beth) Harris III of Galesburg, three daughters, Ann Swanson of Galesburg, Jan Harris of Quincy, Ill. and Ruth L. (and David) Dennis of Kirkwood, Ill., a sister Kathryn Vidimos of Indiana, 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Shirley worked in the catalog department of Sears in Galesburg for several years. She graduated from Galesburg High in 1946. She was a member of the former Emmanuel United Methodist Church. She was an election judge in Galesburg. She loved her family, cooking and fishing.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorials can be made to Spina Bifida Association or Galesburg Lions Club. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.