Shirley Ann Harris

SHIRLEY ANN HARRIS, 77, FORMERLY OF POTTSTOWN Shirley Ann (Lutz) Harris, 77, formerly of Pottstown, Reading and Birdsboro, died on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA. She was the wife of the late Earl Norman Harris, who died in 2000. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Lucille (Strickler) Lutz. Mrs. Harris was a member of Christ Little Tulpehocken Church, Bernville. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Douglass Harris and his wife, Bonnie of Denver, PA, and Brad Harris of Reading; four daughters, Gloria Jean, wife of the late William Levengood, of Douglassville; Debra Lynn, wife of David O'Reilly of St. Petersburg, FL; Lisa, wife of Thai Ratsavongsack of Burke, VA, and Jacqueline, wife of Jay Oplinger of Mount Penn; two brothers, George Lutz of Reading and Gerald Lutz, husband of Kim of Hamburg; one sister, Lorraine Grant of Dillon, SC; 21 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ellen Waruszewski, Dorothy Seidel, Sarah Dunlap, Irvin Lutz and Kenneth Lutz and Raymond Lutz. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Feburary 27, 2012 at the Christ Little Tulpehocken Church, 40 Church Road, Bernville. Pastor Steven Biel will officiate. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Monday at the church. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 24, 2012