Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Edward M. Harris, 65, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. He was born Oct. 2, 1956, in St. Charles, Mo., to Jesse C. and Elsie M. (Taylor) Harris. He married Mary Reitz, and she survives.

He was an auto body shop manager.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Harris of Bunker Hill; children, Jesse (Lindsay) Harris of Gillespie, Cricket (Robert) Sanders of Knoxville, Tenn .; grandchildren, Megan, Julius, Ivy, Liam, Bo, Whit; and a great-grandchild, Mia; siblings, Claude (Jeanette) Harris of Wentzville, Mo., Michael Harris of Wentzville, Mo., and Tina Harris of St. Charles, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janet Allen.

Memorial services were held Saturday, April 2, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Condolences may be left online at

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