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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 12:00 pm

Sept. 25, 1927 – Sept. 30, 2012

Doris E. Wilson Harrison, 85, of Keokuk died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1927, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of George and Harriet Heacock Wilson.

She married James Harrison. He preceded her in death.

Doris had been employed at Sheaffer Pen in Fort Madison for more than 15 years, retiring in 1987.

She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed making clothing for her children while they were growing up. Doris also enjoyed quilting and put many hours of love into the beautiful quilts she crafted for her family. One of her favorite pastimes was playing bingo.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Harrison and his wife, Sandy, of Alexandria, Mo., and Allen Harrison of Montrose; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Harold Wilson and his wife, Lois, of Wayland, Mo., and Raymond Wilson and his wife, Gloria, of Fort Worth, Texas.

She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Bergheger on June 21, 2012, and her parents.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, with the Rev. Terry Lovell officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk.

Visitation is after 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with family meeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Lee County Hospice or River Hills Village.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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