Sharon Elizabeth Harris, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday November 28, 2019 peacefully in her home after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. A visitation will be held on Tuesday December 3, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Inurnment Private at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, and high school sweetheart, LeRoy Harris, her adoring children; Becky (Brad) Eckley of Shueyville, IA; and Tim ( Andrea) Harris of Marion, IA; five grandchildren; Josh Eckley, Hannah (Rhett Ruzicka) Eckley, Ashr and Kaden Harris and Autumn Gibson. Also surviving is her sisters-in-law’s; Judy Casey, Vicky (Tom) Podhajsky, and Bernita (Harry) Beltz; a niece, Tara Casey (Garrett) Toll and their two daughters, Everly and Ellisyn, niece Yvonne (Mike Gardenier) Podhajsky and nephew, Byron (Dawn) Podhajsky; step niece and nephew, Melissa and Scott Ducker, cousins, Kathy (Dan) Wolfe and Jill Shibilski, as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Lorraine Casey and a brother, Jeff Casey.
Sharon was born on May 17, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Lorraine (Johnson) Casey. She graduated from Regis High School in 1966 and attended Mercy School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids. She married Leroy Harris on February 22, 1969 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sharon worked for Mercy Hallmar for 47 years before retiring. Sharon always brought out the best in people. She was proud of her Irish heritage and it showed. She was loved by many friends and adored by her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Family would like to extend a special thanks to Mercy Hospice for its compassionate assistance in her final days and to the nurses, K-Lyn and Lindsy and aid Lisa, social worker Rene and spiritual counselor Joe.
In lieu of flowers, gifts will be given to the American Cancer Foundation for research.