Martha Elizabeth (McNeill) Harper

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martha Elizabeth (McNeill) Harper, 90, of Stella, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Medicalodge in Neosho. She was born on Jan. 12, 1925, in Stella, the daughter of Ausden and Mildred (McGuire) McNeill.

She graduated from Stella High School in 1942. She married Gerald Harper on Nov. 20, 1942, and lived on their farm her entire life near Longview. She was a member of the Bethlehem Church and served as church secretary for several years.

Survivors include: her daughter, Lynn Ruhl and her husband, Max, of Longview; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death besides her husband, mother and father were: one daughter, Janice Harper; one brother, Orlyn McNeill; and two sisters, Geralda Harbaugh and Betty Sayers Thompson.

Services were held at the Bethlehem Church Thursday. Burial followed at Union Cemetery.

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