|Loris K. Harnish, 80, of Decatur, was called to her eternal home Wednesday, October 25, 2017, during her stay at
Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services will be 11:30A.M. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Wray
Offermann officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 on Wednesday in the Church. Burial will be in Graceland
Cemetery. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Tanzyus Logan Funeral
Services is in Charge of arrangements.
Loris was born in Decatur, Illinois, in February of 1937, the daughter of Loran LeeRoy and Ruth Lois Gordon. Lorie
loved people, needlework (especially knitting and quilting), birds, flowers, and the St. Louis Cardinals. The simplest
of pleasures gave Lorie great joy, and she had a quick and lively sense of humor. Her heart was full of compassion
and care, and her ears were always inclined to listen to the concerns of others.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur where she married Bill Harnish in 1957, and she was a
wonderful mom to two children, Janie Rast and husband Bill of Springfield, Illinois, and Bradley Harnish of
Decatur. Her husband, children and many other loving family members survive.
Loris was preceded in death by her parents, six siblings, four brothers and two sisters.
A special thanks to the staff on the 4th floor and Doctors at Decatur Memorial
Hospital and Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice for their tender care of Loris. Please sign the family guestbook at