Monica L. (Finney) Harris

Born: Fri., Jan. 14, 1927
Died: Sun., Sep. 11, 2016


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 15, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Thu., Sep. 15, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Monica L. Harris, 89, Hardinville, IL passed away at 6:55 P.M. on Sunday September 11, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.

Monica was born in Crawford County near Kibbie on January 14, 1927. She was the daughter of Orville Finney and Vertia (Randolph) Finney. On February 5, 1947 she married Francis L. Harris and he preceded her in death on January 24, 2006.

During WWII Monica worked at Ward Cortelyou’s Machine Shop welding components for small airplanes that were used for target practice for fighter pilots. After the war Monica worked as a grocery clerk at a store on South Range Street in Oblong. Monica was a member of the Oblong Township High School Class of 1945; a member of the Hardinville Christian Church as well as the  Stitch and Sew at the church and the Ladies Home Extension Service of the Hardinville area. Monica enjoyed playing piano and remained very active in the church activities. She loved her kids and grandkids.

Monica is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law Kevin and Linda Harris, Hardinville, IL and Lindell Harris, Flat Rock, IL; four grandchildren Kendra and Brian Ridlen, Oblong, IL, Kyle and Mandy Harris, Robinson, IL, Matthew Harris, Seattle, WA and Katie Harris, Littleton, CO;
Three great-grandchildren Olivia Ridlen, Oblong, IL, Jackson Ridlen, Oblong, IL and Madi Harris, Robinson, IL as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Monica in death were her parents, husband, brothers Harold and Warren Finney and a sister Lenore Bush.

A Celebration of Monica’s Life will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday September 15, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL with Pastor Jeff Brinkman presiding. Burial will be next to her husband in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Hardinville Christian Church with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449

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Joyce (Johnson) Spangler
   Posted Tue September 13, 2016
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She has been a lifelong friend of our family for many years. I loved Monica and Frank and the boys. We had many good times together.
I visited with her the last time I was in town and cherished each time I saw her. My love and sympathy to you boys and your families. Your mom was a favorite in my book of life and I will remember her for always gonna make me a big pot of chili. Love and prayers to you all. Joyce and Don Spangler

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