Fern M. Harris, 95, Vandalia

Fern Marie Harris, 95, of Vandalia and formerly of Ramsey and Brownstown, died at 9:05 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Griffith Cemetery, rural Browstown. There is no visitation. Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Griffith Cemetery or donor’s choice.

Mrs. Harris was born on Oct. 16, 1912, in rural Ramsey, the daughter of Thomas and Hettie Nave Moreland. She married Clifford Harris on Dec. 12, 1930; he died in 1985.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of Christ in Effingham.

She is survived by sons, Clifford B. and his wife Wanda Harris of Vandalia, Norman L. and his wife Brenda Harris of St. Peter, and Ronnie E. Harris of Vandalia; brothers, Jerry and his wife Doris Moreland of Tuscon, Ariz., and Delbert and his wife Melva Moreland of Pekin; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers and a sister.

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