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Shirley E. Harris

June 28, 1934 — February 17, 2023

Paducah, KY

Shirley Harris, age 88, of Paducah passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023 at the Life Care Center in LaCenter, KY.  

Shirley was a member of the Heartland Worship Center.  She was a native of Christopher, IL and retired from retail sales where she worked for many years in jewelry stores.  Shirley loved buying jewelry for family members.  She loved the outdoors and being outside.  Shirley had a passion for animals, spending quality time with grandchildren and great- grand children, sewing, cooking and was known as a true care giver.

Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Barks and husband, Gary of Lone Oak, KY; two grandchildren, Lauren Barks and Matt Barks and his wife, Emily, both of Lone Oak; four great-grandchildren, Parkyr Barks, Dylinn Barks, Lennyn Barks and Rhyce Barks; one sister-in-law, Connie Dawson, Zeigler, IL.

Preceding in death were husband, LeRoy Harris Jr.; parents, Kenneth Dawson & Irene Evett Dawson; one brother, Bob Dawson.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Dr. Jason Browning officiating,  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until service time of 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expression of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508.

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