Gene Harris

Gene Harris, age 92, of Mason City passed away June 16, 2019 at 11:20 p.m. at Mason City Area Nursing Home. He was born to Nelson Harris and Mabel Fletcher (Harris) August 24, 1926 in Coalgate, OK. He married WillaMae Beard on July 9, 1946 in Oklahoma. Gene is survived by his wife, children: Bill (Joan) Harris of Mason City, Bob (Mary Anne) Harris of Easton, grandchildren: Kyle (Tonya) Harris of Mason City, Libby (Dan) DeMerit of Fenton, MO, Megan (Brock) Nissen of Mason City, Ryan (Marnie) Harris of Dunlap, and Matt (Christina) Harris of Peoria, great grandchildren: Regan and Luke Harris, Ayda, Ellis and Drew DeMerit, Jax, Tripp and Sloan Nissen, Harper and Paige, Isabella and Millie Harris. He is also survived by his sisters Daisy Marcum and Nadine Anderson both of Mason City, and one foster brother, Frank Root. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Gene was a member of Mason City Community Chapel. He was a Mason and a longtime member of the Sand Ridge Trail Riders. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandkids, camping, riding horses and rooting for his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals. A funeral service will be held for Gene Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City at noon. Visitation will be held two hours prior starting at 10 a.m. until the time of services. Steve Bagby will officiate. Interment will be held at Mason City Cemetery. Memorials in honor of Gene may be made to Mason City Community Chapel. Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City, IL is assisting the family with arrangements

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