Earlene Harris

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Earlene Harris, nee Whobrey, 90, of Swansea, IL, born October 5, 1932, in Louisville, KY, died Monday, November 14, 2022, at her residence.

 Mrs. Harris had worked as a stewardess for Eastern Airline and later as an administrative assistant at her husband’s dental office. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, and adored her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Harris; her parents, Warner and Pearl, nee Smith, Whobrey; a son-in-law, Mark Roach; and many siblings.

Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Roach; three grandchildren, Heidi (Brandon) Schaefer, Adriana Roach, and Jack Roach; two brothers, Rodger (Betty) Whobrey and Duane (Benita) Whobrey; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Private family services will be held.



3 Comments on Earlene Harris

Sue Wilder said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2023 at 2:40 PM

Harley and I are so sorry we didn’t know about Earlene’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and longtime neighbor before she moved to be closer to family. We will truly miss her lovely smile and laughter. And I will especially miss hearing her ask me, “What book are you reading?”

  • Louisville
  • KY
Tracy Beavers said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2022 at 8:19 PM

So sorry for your loss . Losing a parent is hard . Praying for the family

  • Louisville
  • Ky
Gayle Hooker said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2022 at 5:46 PM

It was a pleasure to be a part of the Whobrey family in my younger years. Earlene was a reasoning voice in some of my difficult days. She gave wonderful dinner parties and loved her family. My deepest sympathies to Elizabeth, and her family, as well as the beautiful Whobrey's that will continue their lives until they are joined once again in glory.

  • Lake Isabella
  • Michigan

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