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Myra E. Harris

Myra E. Harris, 91, of Dix, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Salem Township Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1917, the daughter of George W. and Clara Jane (Boggs) Quarterman. 
On Dec. 5, 1953, in Mt. Vernon, she married James Lloyd Harris, and he preceded her in 
death on Dec. 13, 1996. Mrs. Harris attended school at Woods Grade School, Dix High School 
and Mt. Vernon Township High School, and Southern Illinois University. She was a homemaker and
member of the First Apostolic Church in Centralia.

Mrs. Harris is survived by a son, Dean Harris of Dix; a sister, Lola Belle Mullinax of 
Dix; a brother-in-law, Leroy Carpenter of Centralia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, 
William and Earl Quarterman; and eight sisters, Lucy Craig, Alice Moore, Catherine Bell, 
Mabel, Grace, Almeda, Dorothy, and Anna Quarterman; and a sister-inlaw, Goldie Carpenter.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Rev 
Jonathan Urshan will officiate and burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: May 27, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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