Joseph Paul Harris

June 5, 2007September 13, 2022
Obituary of Joseph Paul Harris
LADD ~ Joseph Paul “June” Harris, 15, of Ladd, passed away at 8:28 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2022 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born June 5, 2007 in Pekin to Paul and Sarah (Smith) Harris. Surviving are his mother, Sarah Harris of Ladd; his father, Paul Harris of Topeka; one brother, Jeremiah Bear of Dalzell; one sister, Isabella Harris of Ladd; one half siter, Lillyana K. Hill-Harris; maternal grandfather, Daniel Smith of Spring Valley and one paternal grandfather, Paul “Harry” Harris of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Teresa Smith and paternal grandmother, Jackie Burch-Harris. June was currently a sophomore at Hall High School in Spring Valley. A loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, June enjoyed swimming, riding four wheelers and animals, especially cats. He was also a gamer, who thoroughly loved cooking. He will be remembered for his knowledge of weird facts and his dad jokes. June’s selfless and compassionate organ donation with Gift of Hope will continue on helping others. A gathering celebrating June’s life will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 3461 Sunset Drive in Spring Valley. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur. Memorial contributions may be given to Pride Foundation, 2014 East Madison Street, Suite 300, Seattle, Washington 98122. To express condolences online, visit

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