Lorraine May Harriman, 89 of Rio, IL passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at home. Services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Rio Presbyterian Church. Burial is in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg, IL. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha, IL. Memorials may be left to the Rio Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be left at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born November 28, 1930 in Yates City, IL to Earl V. and Eva E. Cooksey Sloan. Lorraine graduated from Galesburg High School in 1948, where she sang alto in the acapella choir. She was united in marriage to Gale E. Harriman February 12, 1950 in Galesburg, IL.
Lorraine was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the operation of Harriman Construction located at the Henderson Corner on Route 150.
She was a member of the Rio Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, youth group and was active in the service guild. Lorraine was a 4H and Girl Scouts leader.
Lorraine enjoyed cooking and puzzles. She was a talented seamstress, having sewn for the Rio church bazaar. She made the best potato salad ever and was famous for her apple pies.
Survivors include her husband: Gale; three daughters: Pamela Cauchon of Norfolk, VA; Linda (Jon) Durrant of Skandinavia, WI; Beth (Paul) Saline of Rio, IL; one son: William Harriman of Wild Rose, WI; 9 grandchildren: Gabrielle Cauchon; Paul Cauchon; Steve (Ann) Elias; Jamie Marquard; Dylan and Devin Harriman; Robin (Brandon) Surber; Savannah and Cameron Saline; 7 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; one son: Jamie Harriman, who passed away at the age of 16 in 1970; one great grandson: Mitchell Surber; one sister: Carol LaGrow; and one brother: Earl Sloan Jr.
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Rio Presbyterian Church
210 East Center Avenue, Rio IL 61472