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Viola Harriss

Viola Harriss

Viola Augusta Anna, nee Lampe, Harriss, 93, born November 18, 1920 in Lenzburg Township, IL; passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.

Mrs. Harriss was a homemaker and also a custodian for the Johannisburg Grade School for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Darmstadt, IL where she also belonged to the LWML and Ladies Aid of Trinity Lutheran Church. Viola was an avid quilter and enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Henry and Adilda, nee Pannier, Lampe. Her husband – Cleo Harriss, whom she married on December 14, 1941 in Belleville, IL and who passed away on June 11, 1974. One son – Allen Harriss and one brother.

She is survived by her children – Joyce (Eugene) Weber of New Athens, IL; Phyllis (Robert) Kirby of Marissa, IL; Donna Reinhardt of Las Vegas, NV; Willis (JoAnn) Harriss of Stone Church, IL. Grandchildren: Kevin Weber, Larry (Hope) Weber, Tommy Weber, Patty Parker, Leigh Ann (Terry) Yehling, Joseph (Christa) Kirby, Amanda (Sidney) Rehmer, Gregory (Leslie) Reinhardt, Christy (Adam) Blaum, Jennifer (Doug Trame) Durr, Steven (Lori) Harriss, Michael (Amber) Harriss and Mark (Rebecca) Harriss Her great grandchildren – Trent Parker; Brett Weber; Britney (Nick) Huetsch; Corey Weber; Chris Weber; Kaitlyn Weber; Zachary Yehling; Mackenzie Yehling; Nicholas Kirby; Madison Malott; Kate Reinhardt; Philip Reinhardt; Elijah Blaum; Cody Blaum; Lucas Harriss; Olivia Harriss; Logan Harriss; Elsa Harriss. One great-great grandchild – Aubrey Huetsch. Her sister-in-law – Mildred Reuss of New Athens, IL.

Memorials may be made to the New Athens Home for the Aged Activity Fund or to Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John Lukomski officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    o Sorry for your loss.. Viola was a sweet lady.

    Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. May your memories carry you through this time of sorrow.

    Your in my prayers..

    Posted by: Elma DeProw – Brighton, IL – Friend of family Nov 05, 2014

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