Regina M. Harris

Regina M. Harris, 88, passed away peacefully at Brookdale Memory Center in Topeka on July 8, 2020.

She was born February 9, 1932 in Onaga, Kansas, daughter of Peter and Lucille Schilling.

Regina was married to Paul R. Harris on February 7, 1953 in Topeka, Kansas. Regina and Paul recently shared their 67th wedding anniversary. Paul survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Randy (Lori), and Darrell; sister, Grace Coleman; granddaughter Ashley; three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brother, Karl Schilling; sister, Joy Wellman and a great grandchild.

Regina worked for the State of Kansas and the Kansas Corporation Commission for 42 years as an IT Specialist.

Regina enjoyed many activities and hobbies and was an accomplished painter of country scenes. She co-authored a family cookbook to pass down the family’s favorite recipes.

She was a longtime member of Crestview Methodist Church. Regina volunteered many hours of her time teaching and studying the bible, cooking meals for events and many other activities. Regina delivered home cooked meals, spend time and provide comfort to those who were ill.

Regina always had a kind word and smile for anyone she encountered. She will be greatly missed as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

A private graveside service will be planned at a later date.

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  1. Regina was a priceless jewel and I was glad to call her friend. She has been missed the last few years here at Crestview UMC, but never out of my prayers. Praying for you as you face each new day.

  2. There is not enough space here to recall all the family memories shared.
    Your striking smile and warm heart comes to mind first. I could not have asked for a better Mother-in-law, not to mention a wonderful Grand and Great Grandmother!
    I don’t think I know anyone as genuine, kind and loving. I will never forget the time helping care for my Mother when she fell ill and for the love and fun times had with your grand and great grands, Ashley and Noah.
    I know you were strong in your faith, and have no doubt you are at peace and watching over us all. I am blessed to have you as my ‘other’ Mother. Rest high on that mountain, take in all the beauty from above. PS, I’ll take care of “the guys.”
    Love, Lori

  3. I am sorry to hear of Regina’s passing. I worked with her at the KCC. She was a hard worker and fun to visit with.

  4. Paul Randy and Darrell my deepest condolences on the passing of your wife and mom. Anything you all need let me

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