Virginia Harris

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Virginia B. Harris, 84, of Fairfield, Ohio, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield.

She was born July 4, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, to William and Olive Opal Jones Kimbel. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Cecil C. Turner Sr.

A gifted musician, Virginia played the violin with the Shreveport, La., Symphony Orchestra. She returned to Cape Girardeau in later years and was a member of Girardot Rose Chapter of Sweet Adelines. She previously volunteered at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield and Knights of Columbus 8115 Ladies Auxiliary. Her last four years were spent in Fairfield, where her family resides.

She will be greatly missed by a daughter, Karen (Jim) Stemann; four grandchildren, Michael (Julie) Cain, David Cain, Brian Cain and Marc (Stephanie) Stemann; three great-grandchildren, Erin Virginia Cain, Derek Baker and Stephanie Baker; a brother, Cecil Turner Jr.; a sister, Judy Hanebrink; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Turner; stepfather, Cecil Turner Sr.; her husband, Herbert T. Harris; and a sister, Jean Olive Kimbel.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Hulshof officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau and Avance Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mccombsfuneralhome.com or www.avancefuneralhome.com.