Marlys Patricia Harriott, 78, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics of a sudden illness. A visitation will be on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Chapel Stateroom from 4 to 5:30 P.M. the service will immediately follow on Wednesday at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories at 5:30 P.M. A private family burial will be at Campbell Cemetery.
Marlys was born on February 7, 1940; the daughter of Evander and Lucille (Freeman) Vestal in New Hampton, Iowa. She graduated in New Hampton and worked at Collins Radio until they started a family and became a homemaker. She was united in marriage to Thomas Lee Harriott on January 21, 1962. Marlys was an avid volunteer for Treasures Quality Retail Shoppe, Indian Creek Nature Center, and making baby blankets, hats and booties for Project Linus. Marlys & Tom enjoyed spending time in Guttenberg, Iowa at their cabin and traveling. They spent many years attending their 5 grandchildren’s activities and events.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Bernadine George and Phyllis Carr.
Left to cherish Marlys’ memories are her husband Tom Harriott, children Jim (Kathy) Harriott, and Chuck (Ronda) Harriott all of Cedar Rapids, and five grandchildren: Kalli, Jacob, Bradly, Nicholas and Madison. Also surviving are her siblings Lois Betzer and Dale Vestal of New Hampton, Iowa and Lynn Vestal of Waterloo, Iowa. She fondly enjoyed time with their furry family members: Annie, Baker, Jack and Laker.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Indian Creek Nature Center or Project Linus in Marlys’ honor.