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Janis Kay Harms

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Janis Kay Harms, 63, of 4200 Riverside Dr., Springfield, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 21, 2013) in her sister's home in Quincy.

Janis was born Jan. 6, 1950 in Quincy, a daughter of James Dean and Anna Marvel Runquist Silman. She married Ron Harms on Jan. 10, 1997, in Springfield. He survives.

Janis attended Ewing High School, and she was raised in the Catholic faith. Janis had been employed as an inspector for the State of Illinois.

In her spare time, she enjoyed being outdoors and gardening. She was also into crafts, photography, and sewing. She loved her family with all her heart.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother, Anna Marvel Silman; four sons, Tony (Missy) O'Neal of Girard, Tommy (Tammy) Vollbracht of Springfield, Ill., Eric (Leann) Vollbracht of Sherman and Cory Vollbracht of Springfield; a stepson, Jason (Missy) Harms of Riverton; a stepdaughter, Tammee (Don) Buckley of Williamsville; seven grandchildren, Kailey, Shelby and Zach O'Neal, Dalton and Lindsey Vollbracht and Ashley and Eric Vollbracht; step-grandchildren, Kinzer and Kaylin, Cara and Erin; three sisters, Terry Zahn, Karen (Dale) Hatfield and Linda Beaston, all of Quincy; three brothers, James (Joni) and Joe Silman, both of Quincy and David Silman of Barry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janis was preceded in death by her father, James Dean Silman; a sister, Kathy Crossett; a daughter-in-law, Angie O'Neal; and two nieces, Wendy Crossett and Alissa Zornes.

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Kuse conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy.

VISITATION: Immediately after the service Saturday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the .

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors.

WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2013
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