Esther Harp

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KENDALLVILLE — Esther Ruth Harp, age 93, of Kendallville died on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Mrs. Harp was born in DeKalb County, Indiana, on April 24, 1921, to the late Orville Frey and Ada (Osburn) Frey. She married Henry "Hank" Harp on April 26, 1941, in Gary, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2001.
Esther was employed at the G.C. Murphy store on Main Street in Kendallville and also with Uniform Printing.
She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville.
She and her husband rode a motorcycle over 35,000 miles seeing much of the country. She enjoyed crafting for many years and in her later years enjoyed listening to her talking books.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy and William Braun of Oscoda, Michigan, and Becky and Michael Ackerman of Commerce City, Colorado; a son, Craig and Mary Harp of Fort Collins, Colorado; five grandchildren, Tracy Myers of New Bremen, Ohio; Thomas Braun of Tracy's Landing, Maryland; Gary Harp and Mark Harp of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Christopher Ackerman of Commerce City, Colorado; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Jane Gunning of Paris, Arkansas; and two brothers, Kenneth Frey of Iron Mountain, Michigan, and William Frey of Adrian, Michigan.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation and funeral services will be Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Steven Bahrt will officiate the service.
Burial will follow the funeral at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.
Preferred memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church.
Send a condolence to the family at www.hitefuneralhome.com.

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Kendallville, IN 46755
(260) 347-1653
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Published in KPCNews on Aug. 13, 2014