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ORPHA K. HARGRAVE-BECKER


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
ORPHA K. HARGRAVE-BECKER Obituary
Orpha K. Hargrave-Becker, 85, passed away February 13, 2014. Funeral service will be 10am Monday, February 17, 2014, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends beginning at 9am at the chapel. Orpha was born March 17, 1928, to John and Lillie (DeWitt) Ridpath, in a little farm house outside of Clearfield, IA. She was the youngest of five sisters who predeceased her. Orpha graduated from New Sharon High School in New Sharon, IA, in 1945. She married John. A Hargrave at the Friends Church in New Sharon, July 28, 1946. Steven was born in 1953 and Cynthia came along in 1959. As the children were growing up, Orpha was involved with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls. She was an active member of the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church and later an active member of PEO. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Hargrave, in 1996; sisters: Ilah Stephens, Marjorie Bonnett, Veda Ridpath, and Sarah Ridpath. Survivors include her husband, Harley Becker, of Overland Park; children and their spouses: Steve and Patty Hargrave, of Prairie Village, KS, and Cyndi and Rick McClew of Fenton, MO; grandchildren: Brad and Alana Hargrave, Lacey Hargrave, Brendan McClew, and Connor McClew; and great granddaughter, Isla Hargrave; nephew, Darrell Stephens; niece, Elaine Bonnett. Memorial tributes may be directed to Heart of America Chapter, or the . Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218. D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-353-1218 www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 16, 2014
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