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PEKIN ~ Mari Ann Harris, 51, of Pekin, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born October 22, 1965 in Peoria to George I. and Rita Lynette (Walker) Barger, she married Brad Harris on April 12, 1996 in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Reta Reckers of Pekin and Christina Gibson of Canton; two sons, Mark Gibson and Bradley Harris, both of Pekin; four grandchildren, Bryce Gibson, Emily Reckers, Alice Reckers and Alonzoe Anderson; two brothers, Steve (Jean) Barger of Midway and George Barger of Pekin and her step-father, Rodger Hoerr of Pekin.

Mari was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, LaDonna Goodrich.

A homemaker, Mari enjoyed being outdoors, camping and watching old TV shows. Her greatest joy was babysitting her grandchildren.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Ln., Pekin, IL 61554.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com