Betty Harps

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SHAWNEE — Betty B. Harps, age 93, died in the early morning on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at her residence in Denham Springs, LA.

She was born on August 11, 1920 in Beaverdam, Ohio to John and Hazel (Young) Mort and they preceded her in death. On November 22, 1937 she married Earl B. Harps and he survives in Denham Springs, LA.

Betty previously worked as a school bus driver for Shawnee Schools and she worked for R.G. Dunn Cigar Factory in Lima, Ohio. She also retired from McDonalds Restaurant in Denham Springs, LA. after working for 28 years. She was a member of the St. Mathews Lutheran Church of Shawnee, Ohio. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Stars of Lima, Ohio.

Also surviving are a daughter, Judy (Tom) Williams of Ada; a son-in-law, Tom Walker of Denham Springs, LA; nine grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters: Debra Ann Ott and Saundra "Sonnie" Walker; a grandson, Terry Williams; a great grandson, Terry Lee Williams, Jr.; four brothers: Dwight, Kenneth, Eber and Waldo Mort.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in The Lima News from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2014