HARPER J. Joseph (Joe) Harper, passed away on January 18, 2013. Joe of Ft Myers FL and Columbus OH was born April 7, 1926, the son of Walter and Anna Marie Harper. Joe is survived by sisters, Rita, Patricia and Nancy; and was preceded in death by infant son Patrick, brothers W. Joseph (Bud), William, and sister Alice. Joes' surviving family includes wife, Patricia (Whetzle); their nine children, W. Joseph (Lynn), Kathleen, Carol, William (Mary Klee), Mary (Thompson), Jean (Ed Yackenovich), James (Tara), John (Susan) and Patty. Friends and family may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME, 2383 North High St., Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1088 Thomas Lane, Columbus. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe's memory to Kobacker House. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com to send on-line condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2013