El Paso - Joan F. Harris, 86, of El Paso, passed away at 6:20am on March 20, 2020 at Apostolic Christian Home Roanoke.
Joan was born February 7, 1934 in Marseilles, IL. She was the daughter of Mervin and Rheatha (Wells) Kemp. She graduated El Paso High School in 1952. Joan married Donald E. Harris in El Paso on March 26, 1955; he passed away March 25, 2009.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald (Barb) Harris, El Paso; Greg (Judy) Harris, Bloomington; five grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer) Harris, Chenoa; Nicole (Christopher) Hummer, El Paso; Lesley Harris, North Carolina; Amanda Harris, Gridley; and Eric Harris, Downs; five great-grandchildren Justin Ormsby, Roanoke; Gavyn Ormsby, El Paso; Gabryel Ormsby, El Paso; Blake Harris, Gridley; and Oliver Harris, Chenoa; one sister-in-law, Carol Higgins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two sisters.
Joan helped her husband farm and owned Thornie's Pkg Liquor. She loved to read and spend time with her great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or services. Cremation rites have been accorded by Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the El Paso Public Library in El Paso, IL.
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