Harris, Thelma 94, of Florissant, MO, formerly of Granite City passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. Thelma was born on June 12, 1918 in Jonesboro, IL. She was of Baptist faith and a life long wife, mother, grandma and homemaker. She will be remembered for the love of her family and the many special times shared together. She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters; Mary Stocks of Florissant, MO, Patricia Whitford of Florissant, MO, Geri Fields of Granite City, IL; sisters, Margaret Wilson of Granite City, IL, Avis Wells of Belgrade, MO; 8 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren and many other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; George Harris, whom she married on January 12, 1935 and who passed away in 1978; her parents, Charles & Bertha (Cudd) Phillips, and the rest of her brothers and sisters. Services: Friends may call on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Butler officiating. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 28, 2012