Patty Jo Harris, 71, of Gibson City passed away unexpectedly Thursday November 25, 2021 at her home in Gibson City. Cremation rites have been accorded and a Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:30pm Sunday December 19, 2021 at the Lee Lowery American Legion in Gibson City. Visitation will be held beginning at 12:00pm until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Patty was born June 21, 1950 in Champaign, Illinois a daughter of Paul and Dorothy Hendricks Felkner. She married James W. Harris on December 28, 1968 in Champaign.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years James W. “Jim” Harris of Gibson City. Three children James E. (Carla) Harris of Sibley, Shelly R. (Timothy) Yocius of Tilton and John W. (Darcey) Harris of Lindale, Texas. Six grandchildren- Dawn (Cody), Jordan, Skylar, Cathy, Danielle and Brandee as well as three great grandchildren Robert, Payton and Cameron. Two brothers Paul (Marcia) Felkner Jr and Ronnie (Annette) Felkner and a sister Linda (Jim) Slaughter. Also, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters Lois Resky, Rosemary Fisher, Connie Symmonds and Donna Grob and a granddaughter Mackenzie Harris.
Patty loved her family with her all her heart and they loved her and will be greatly missed. She enjoyed playing cards, watching game shows and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.