• "I am sorry to learn of Mrs. Harper's passing. I worked for..."
    - Debbie Downey
  • - Fran and Clarence Duncan
  • "Margaret will be missed,so sorry about the lost.she was a..."
    - mona mcdonald
  • "The Camp's extend our sincere sympathy to Ms Harper's..."
    - Mark Camp
  • "My sincere condolences for your loss of our dear Margret. I..."

Margaret Louise Harper, 86, passed away July 10, 2018 at Hospice Estelle's House
surrounded by her family.
She was born May 31, 1932, in Moorman, KY, to Glen Moorman Swift and Jenny Louise Bishop Swift. She
obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Kentucky and a
masters from the University of Cincinnati. In 1963 she moved to Ocala and began a long
career as an educator. She was the first Curriculum
Coordinator and later the first female Principal for the Marion County School Board. She was Principal of several elementary schools before her retirement in 1992. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, George Harper; sons, Hiram London (Judi), Brent London; daughter,
Claudia Brockett (Robert); brother, Norman Swift; sisters, Gwyneth Freels and Agnes Long; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be
today at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Unity Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Florida Baptist Children's Home, 2300 Bartram Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from July 14 to July 15, 2018