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EAST PEORIA - Henrietta M. "Penny" Harris, 69, of East Peoria, passed away at 12:13 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, in Peoria.
She was born August 16, 1946, in Peoria to Hulin and Daisy (Belk) McIntyre. She married Larry Harris in June of 1968, in Peoria.
Surviving are her daughter, Holly A. Harris of East Peoria; two sisters, Sharon (Jerry) Demmin of Morton and Mildred Aderholtz of Pekin; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Henry Scrivens.
Penny was a warranty claims advisor for Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Pekin for more than 30 years; last working on May 27, 2016.
She never knew a stranger and was loved by all. She had a big heart and generous spirit. Penny loved her job at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC and interacting with customers and employees. She was known for her sense of humor, quick wit and strived to bring joy to all. In her younger years, Penny was a competitive bowler and enjoyed participating in many leagues. She had many hobbies, with her favorites being her flower garden and her Disney collection. Her semi-annual Branson trips with her sisters were the highlight of her year. Penny was the Velde coordinator of the Children's Home Christmas Toy Drive. She would shop all year looking for Christmas toys for the drive. Penny was a very special member of the family and was adored by her many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, foster daughter and foster granddaughters.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, followed by a funeral service at 5 p.m. with Dr. James Taylor officiating. Cremation will be accorded following services.

Memorials may be made to Children's Home in Peoria, Living Rock Assembly in Peoria Heights or Susan G. Koman in Peoria.