2009-02-14 / Obituaries

Hester Ann (Joseph) Harper

Hester Ann (Joseph) Harper, 81, of Millersport, formerly of Shawnee, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Fairfield Medical Center.

She was born March 1, 1927, in Shawnee, the daughter of the late John Johnson and Goldie (Ward) Johnson.

Hester was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

She is survived by daughter, Lucy (Barney) Phalen of Millersport; sons, Frank (Joanie) Joseph of New Straitsville, Jack (Karen) Joseph of Shawnee, Danny (Sandy) Joseph of Shawnee and Dave (Donna) Harper of Caldwell; sister, Vera (Bill) Canter of Shawnee; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Frank Joseph; her second husband, John Harper; sister, Ruth Ellen Johnson; brothers, John Henry Johnson, Thomas Levi Johnson and Burt Edward Johnson; grandson, Frank (Chipper) Joseph; and great-grandson, David Joseph.

Services were February 11, 2009, at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee, with the Rev. Michael Martin officiating.

Cremation took place following the funeral services.

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