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Cynthia R. Harris

Obituary for Cynthia R. Harris

June 27, 1948 - February 11, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 68


Cynthia R. Harris, 68, of McHenry, IL passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her home surround by family.

She was born in Waukegan, IL on June 27, 1948, a daughter of late Earl Schultz and Gloria Obenauf. Married Richard Harris on August 17, 1968 in McHenry, IL.After her 11 years as a 4-H member, Cindy dedicated 30 more years to being a 4-H Club Leader and 4-H Community Worker in McHenry County. She has volunteered as a parent, grandparent, community club leader, and chaperone to almost every possible 4-H event, from country, regional and state levels. Cindy's passion is working with 4-H members and watching them develop life skills they learn in 4-H. Cindy embodied the spirit of "making the best better!" Cindy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake. She served on many committees, was a Sunday School teacher, as well as the wedding coordinator.She also an avid gardener, sewer and quilter, loved cooking and trying new recipes. Cindy love spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Coaching them in their life needed skills.

Cynthia is survived by her two daughters, Meredith (Donald) Sena, of McHenry, IL; Nancy (Frank) Kowalski of Crystal Lake, IL; three grandchildren Robert (fianc Alexandra Mineau) Harris, Tonya and Katrina Kowalski, sister; Linda (Allen) Freund of McHenry, brothers; Kevin (Pam) Schultz of Harvard, Kelvin (Sarah) Schultz of Lake Geneva, WI, and Kerry (Gwyn) Schultz of Wonder Lake and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded death by her husband, Richard Harris; her father, Earl Schultz; mother, Gloria Obenauf; step father, Donald Obenauf; sister, Tammy Schultz; and her brothers, James & John Schultz.

Visitation will be held from 4:00P.M. To 8:00P.M. on Tuesday , February 14, 2017 at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, Il 60050. Visitation will continue from 11:00A.M. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the first United Methodist Church Of Crystal Lake, 236 W Crystal Lake Ave Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00A.M. Interment will be held at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following the services at church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake for children with special needs or to the 4-H Foundation.

For more information contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or visit our website at

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