Jeanette Harris

Jeanette Mary Shadid Harris, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born Nov. 30, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa, to Phillip A. and Edna Massad Shadid, she married John Alex Harris June 14, 1959, in Peoria. He died Oct. 26, 2015, in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Louise Shadid; and two brothers, Mitchell Shadid and William Shadid.

Surviving are two sons, Alex John (Meredith) Harris of Ridgefield, Conn., and Philip John Harris of Peoria; one daughter, Andrea (Corey) Enderle of Germantown Hills; six grandchildren, Allie Lindsey of Peoria Heights, Grace Harris of Peoria, Melissa Harris of Ridgefield, Conn., and Jonathan Enderle, Noah Enderle and Evan Enderle, all of Germantown Hills; three sisters, Gladys Abraham and Pauline Unes, both of Peoria, and Joan (Richard) Pettit of Neola, Iowa; two brothers, George (Lorraine) Shadid of Edwards and Fred (Jean) Shadid of Dunlap; and many nieces and nephews.

Jeanette was employed at Pekin Community High School and CENTEL. She last worked at Maurie’s in downtown Pekin.

She was a member of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, had served on the parish council, and was a member of the Holy Cross Philoptochos Society where she served as president for multiple terms.

Jeanette enjoyed cooking and baking. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She had served as a room mother and PTA member / president at C.B. Smith School in Pekin for her children.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria. The Rev. Ciprian Sas will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, where a Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church General Fund, 1812 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603 or to the American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

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