NY — Anna
M. Harper, 97, formerly of Fuller Road, Carthage, died Tuesday,
Feb. 14, 2017, at the Samaritan Summit Village in
Born Oct. 29, 1919, in Great Bend, the daughter of Kenneth
and Emma Burke Gaines, she attended school in Great Bend.
She married Vernon W. Harper on June 28, 1938, at the Holy
Family Church in Watertown.
Anna was primarily a homemaker, while her husband ran the
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Judy) Harper,
Arlington, Texas, and David (Brenda) Harper, Carthage; four
daughters, Rochelle (George) Waite, Carthage; Carol (David)
Stoodley, Adams Center; Diana (George) Ashcraft, Watertown
and Laureen (Bill) Duprey, Dexter. Also surviving are her
two half-brothers, Ronald (Barb) & Kenneth
(Phyllis) Gaines, Copenhagen, 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren
and 15 great- great-grandchildren and several nieces and
She was predeceased by her husband Vernon W. Harper, 2003,
her son, Charles T. Harper, July 4, 1989, and her siblings;
Martin, Earl, Claude, Ralph, Ilene, Merlene, Leone, Agnes,
Betty, Lorraine and Blanche.
sold Avon for 40 years. She was a member of the Red
Hats Society. She also enjoyed bowling in the Carthage
Arrangements were made with the Scherer Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in
the chapel the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Inc., 500 State St., with the Rev. Thomas James, pastor, of
the Anglican Catholic Church, Carthage, officiating.
Visitation will be held 2
to 4 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Burial will
take place in the spring in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Naumburg.
donations can be made to: The American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Lundy Funeral Home
and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.