Earl Harps

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ADA — Earl B. Harps, age 96, died on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 3:30 AM at his residence in Ada, Ohio.

He was born on May 27, 1917 in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Dallas V. and Lillie (Truesdale) Harps and they preceded him in death. On November 22, 1937 he married Betty B. Mort and she passed away on January 25, 2014.

Earl retired after working for 34 years as an electrician for Westinghouse Corporation of Lima. He was a member of the St. Mathews Lutheran Church of Shawnee. Earl was a U.S. Army Veteran who served during WWII in Germany from May 8, 1945 to July 4, 1946. He was a member of the F&AM Chapter #706 of Lima, Ohio. He was a member of the Hunting Club in Denham Springs, LA. He also served on the Board of Directors and Credit Committee for Westinghouse Credit Union.

Surviving is 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; a sister, Marjorie (Harold) Fisher of Spencerville.

He 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; sister, Betty Marie Coon.

A funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada with Pastor Jeff Waite officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.

Friends may call 5:00 -800 PM on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

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311 East Lima Avenue
Ada, OH 45810
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Published in The Lima News from May 22 to May 23, 2014
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