Lois M. Harris Obituary – The State Journal-Register


Lois M. Harris 1930 – 2022
Springfield , IL—Lois M. Harris, 91, of Springfield, died at 8:58 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital.
Lois was born on November 9, 1930, in Melvin, IL, the daughter of Floyd C. and Mildred M. Olson Spellmeyer. She married Bradford B. Harris on June 15, 1973, in Champaign.
Lois graduated from Melvin High School. Lois was active in her church with the Altar Guild, was on the kitchen committee, and served on the Tuesday morning ladies prayer group. She enjoyed cooking, yard work, planting, bird watching, cats, and most of all, her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Burge; granddaughter, Jennifer “Odie” Bates; and her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Bradford B. Harris of Springfield; their children, David (Nancy) Burge of Champaign, Marsha Bates of Champaign, Bradford A. Harris of Chandler, AZ, and Marla (Stephen) Kuhn of Mahomet, IL; nine grandchildren, Michael (Marie), Scott (Alicia) and Eric (Kellie) Burge, Christy (Cameron) Crouch, Anna (Michael Schlorff) Bates, Ashley (Robert) Zeinz, Shannon (Kyle) Harmon, and Natalie and Ryan Harris; 13 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Evan, Logan, Isaac, Emma, Morgan, and Maxwell Burge, Jared and Olivia Crouch, Charlotte and Zachary Zeinz, and Logan and Abram Harmon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church, 2800 West Jefferson St., Springfield, IL 62702. A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Mary E. Zupansic officiating.
Burial will follow at Melvin Cemetery in Melvin, IL at 3:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 2800 West Jefferson St., Springfield, IL 62702.
The family is being served by Butler Funeral Home-Springfield, 900 S. Sixth St., Springfield.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
Posted online on August 03, 2022
Published in The State Journal-Register

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