ADA — Earl B. Harps, 96, formerly of Shawnee, and Denham Springs,
Louisiana, died on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 3:30 a.m. at his residence
in Ada. He was born on May 27, 1917 in Wapakoneta, to Dallas V. and
Lillie (Truesdale) Harps and they preceded him in death. On Nov. 22,
1937 he married Betty B. Mort and she passed away on Jan. 25, 2014.
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, Louisiana. 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, Louisiana; nine grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren;
six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie (Harold) Fisher,
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.; and a sister, Betty Marie Coon.
funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Hanson-Neely
Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Jeff Waite officiating. Burial was in
Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.