LASALLE — Ruthie Mae Harris, 75, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.
Born Sept. 28, 1943, in Kennett, Mo., to Daniel Edgar and Ruthie M.(Marler) Robertson, she married James Harris on July 6, 1960, in Kennett, Mo.
During her work career, she was a retail merchandiser for the Hallmark Corporation.
She was an integral member of the United Pentecostal Church community. She taught Sunday school for over 30 years, was director of the children's choir, was youth director and was part of the Ladies Church Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, James of LaSalle; one daughter, Virginia (James) Hollingsworth of LaSalle; four sons, James Cecil (Deanna) Harris of Ladd, Terry (Sheryl) Harris of Malden, Nathan (Sonia) Harris of Holiday, Fla., and Gregory (Dennis Jones) Harris of Clearwater, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gary (Gretchen) Robertson of LaSalle, Don (Kaye) Robertson of Rector, Ark., and Paul Robertson of Hardy, Ark.; and one sister, Marcia Robertson of Wall Lake, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters and one grandson, Jaren Hollingsworth.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the United Pentecostal Church in Princeton with her grandson, the Rev. Caleb Hollingsworth, and the Rev. Ron Townsley officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hyacinth Cemetery, LaSalle.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the family in care of: Schwarz Funeral Home, 907 Jefferson St., Mendota, IL 61342.
The family is being assisted by the Schwarz Funeral Home in Mendota.