Vicky Jo Harrison, age 59, of Quincy, died Monday, October 28, 2019, at 11:59 pm in her home.
Born October 28, 1960 in Quincy, Illinois, Vicky was the daughter of Harry John and Dorothy "Jean" Ehrhart Arp. She married Philip Harrison on June 11, 1988 in Quincy. He survives.
Vicky was a 1978 graduate of Quincy High School, where she played basketball, volleyball, and softball. She was a member of the 1978 State Championship softball team, and was inducted into the Blue Devil Hall of Fame for softball. Vicky received a volleyball scholarship to Northeast Missouri State University, from where she graduated in 1982.
Employed at John Wood Community College for 28 years, Vicky currently held the position of Manager of Enterprise Applications in the IT department. She received the "Presidential Appreciation Award" in 1999, the "Colleague of the Year" award in 2006, and the "Trailblazer Award" in 2018.
Vicky enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. She especially loved spending time at the family farm, and taking regular fishing trips to Bennet Springs Missouri State Park.
She was a member of Madison Park Christian Church.
In addition to her husband, survivors include: two daughters, Kelsey (Scotty) Markley and Kristin Harrison, both of Quincy; her granddaughter and greatest love, Sophia Jo Markley; her mother, Dorothy Jean Arp of Quincy; four sisters, Sherry (Mike) Anders of Nashville, TN, Linda (Tom) McNeil of Quincy, Kathie (Kevin) Anastas of Bumpass, VA, and Patty McGlothlin of Quincy; her mother-in-law, Barb Harrison of Revere, MO; her brother-in-law, Steve (Jackie) Harrison of Naples, FL; three sisters-in-law, Sharon Harrison of Villa Ridge, MO, Debbie Harrison of Revere, MO, and Cindy Harrison of Ozark, MO; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Harley.
Vicky was preceded in death by her father, her father-in-law, Paul Harrison, and a brother-in-law, Chris Harrison.
Services: 11:00 am Friday, November 1, 2019 at Madison Park Christian Church, with Rev. Keith Ehresman officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Blessing Foundation or St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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To the Arp and Harrison families:
We're sending our sympathy and love from Ohio. Vicky was a remarkable person.
Rita, Duane & Jayne
I met Vicky at JWCC. She would come down to my classroom and get my computer to work right. She WA always kind and very helpful. Due to illness I must regret I will not be able to attend her service. Please be assure I am all of you in my prayers. I take great personal comfort that her service is on All Saints Day-Nov. 1. Certainly Vicky is in paradise with all the other Saints in heaven. Prof. David Palmer (Retired)
Jean Arp and family, Sure sorry to hear about Vicky, you are in our heart and prayers.
We love you Vicky, You are at peace and in God’s loving arm’s.
Steve and Jackie Harrison
Dear Kristin and family ~ May God wrap his loving arms around you and provide you comfort in your time of grief. While I never met your mom, I can only imagine what a wonderful person she was, because she raised an amazing daughter. Sending you much love and hugs. Greg, April, Logan & Allison Lenane
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