Janis Kay Harms, age 63, of 4200 Riverside Dr., Springfield died Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 10:40 am in her sister’s home in Quincy.
Janis was born January 6, 1950 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of James Dean and Anna Marvel Runquist Silman. She married Ron Harms on January 10, 1997 in Springfield, Illinois. He survives.
Janis attended Ewing High School, and she was raised in the Catholic faith. Janis had been employed as an inspector for the State of Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoyed being outdoors and gardening. She was also into crafts, photography, and sewing. She loved her family with all her heart.
In addition to her husband, survivors include: her mother, Anna Marvel Silman; four sons: Tony (Missy) O’Neal of Girard, IL; Tommy (Tammy) Vollbracht of Springfield, IL; Eric (Leann) Vollbracht of Sherman, IL; and Cory Vollbracht of Springfield, IL; a stepson, Jason (Missy) Harms of Riverton, IL; a stepdaughter, Tammee (Don) Buckley of Williamsville, IL; seven grandchildren: Kailey, Shelby, and Zach O’Neal, Dalton and Lindsey Vollbracht, and Ashley and Eric Vollbracht; step-grandchildren, Kinzer and Kaylin, Cara and Erin, three sisters: Terry Zahn, Karen (Dale) Hatfield, and Linda Beaston, all of Quincy; three brothers: James (Joni) and Joe Silman, both of Quincy; and David Silman of Barry, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Janis was preceded in death by her father, James Dean Silman; a sister, Kathy Crossett; a daughter-in-law, Angie O’Neal; and two nieces: Wendy Crossett and Alissa Zornes
Memorial Service: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Monsignor Michael Kuse officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: immediately following the service at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.