Goldie Arlena Harper

Goldie Arlena Harper

ASHLAND: Goldie Arlena Harper, Loving Mother and Grandmother

Goldie Arlene Harper, 83 of Ashland, passed away Saturday afternoon, December 22, 2012 at Hospice of North Central Ohio following a lingering illness. She was born in Harper, West Virginia on May 3, 1929 to the late Dawson and Faye (nee Biggs) Daniel. She has been a resident of Ashland since 1953 when she moved here from Harper, W. VA.

Goldie had worked in the press room at Eagle Rubber Company for 24 years. Goldie was a wonderful neighbor and friend, always willing to help in a time of need, whether making meals for families, helping clean or what-ever needed to be done, Goldie was always willing to lend a hand. Goldie loved to cook, she also maintained the backyard garden which produced abundant vegetables and fruits that she would can and share. She also enjoyed playing cards.

On July 26, 1952 Goldie married the love of her life,Tracy (Boots) Harper who preceded her in death on November 25, 2010.

Goldie is survived by one daughter, Debra (Benjamin) Roloff of Eureka, MT; three sons, Tracy (Lesa) Harper of Mansfield, OH, Delbert (Darla) Harper of St. Petersburg, FL, Darrell Harper of Ashland; six grandchildren, Rachel Starr, Travis (Rochelle) Starr, Matthew Harper, Kristen (Nate) Behrendsen, Daniel Harper, Jacob Harper; seven great-grandchildren, Lucas Harper, Bella Starr, Colton Dean Starr, Samuel Behrendsen and Josiah Heeter, Landon Starr and Elizabeth Behrendsen; four sisters, Ella Mitchem of Harper, W.VA; Jessie Porter of Ashland. Oh; Virginia Mitchem of Hinton, W.VA; Bonnie Silsby of Virginia; and two brothers, William Daniel of Harper, W.VA; and David Daniel of Bristol, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tracy Harper; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Earlenbaugh officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the services at 2:00 p.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

For those not able to attend, online expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting the funeral home website,

Published in the News Journal on Dec. 24, 2012