Lois J. Harris, age 93 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Hillcrest Health & Rehabilitation in Bellevue, NE.
Lois was born on May 2, 1924 in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter of Frank B. and Edith M. (Ertl) Hartley. She attended school at St. Bernard’s Academy and graduated with the class of 1941. She later attended College of St. Mary in Omaha for two years.
After college, she worked at the former Conkey’s Mill for seven years. On November 29, 1951, Lois was united in marriage to Leonard E. Harris at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Dr. Catherine Harris of Paradise, MI; Tom Harris and wife Shelli of Omaha, NE; Julie Elvers and husband Craig of Elkhorn, NE; Bill Harris and wife Noreen of Nebr. City, NE; seven grandchildren: Brian Harris and fiance Rachel Utter, Caitlin Harris, Curtis Elvers and wife Brittany, Carolyn Navarro and husband Carlos, Matt Harris and wife Megan, Christine Harris and Jeff Harris; two great-grandchildren: Viviana Navarro and Parker Harris; sister Sharlette Wadsworth and husband Jim of Nehawka, NE; sister-in-law Mary Ann Hartley of Omaha, NE; other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard on Aug. 27, 2013; three brothers: Frank, Jr., Charles and Robert Hartley, one sister Betty Hartley as well as her parents.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City with Fr. Michael McCabe officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nebr. City.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J.D.R.F.) or the Southeast Nebraska Right to Life.
Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City is in charge of arrangements.