TV Link2

Sentinel E-edition | subscription services | contact us/forms | advertise | help wanted | classifieds | public notices | realtors
The Rochester Sentinel. | Rochester, IN

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Inserts 5-24-16






About us
E-edition, how to set up
Local links
What's Happening calendar
Area churches
School announcements
Joke of the day

W.S. Wilson special projects
Local military

Considered Comment
JKO books
History of Rochester
Early Manitou views
Early Rochester scenes

Fulton County bike routes
Nickel Plate Trail Map
Fulton County map
Rochester city map
Culver Map

Honor Roll of Businesses 15-16
Spring Sports 16
Spry


home : obituaries : obituaries May 24, 2016

1/29/2013 8:00:00 AM
Betty L. Harper
Jan. 5, 1931 - Jan. 26, 2013

Mrs. Betty L. Harper, 82, of Rochester, passed away at 11:42 p.m. on Jan. 26 at St. Vincent's Heart Care Center, Indianapolis.

Born on Jan. 5, 1931, Betty was the precious daughter of Lester and Chloe Floyd. As one of seven children growing up on the farm, she shared her childhood with four sisters and two brothers. In 1950, with great pride, she graduated from Macy High School.

On March 28, 1953, in Akron, with the Reverend Slaybaugh presiding, Betty married her best friend Arthur L. 'Art' Harper. Their love and devotion to each other spanned nearly 60 years. Together they raised a son, Donald, and a daughter, Sharon. The family tree flourished with the added blessings of nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

As the matriarch of the family, Betty loved the visits of the grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She is remembered as an extraordinary seamstress, many times creating shirts, dresses and curtains. Grandma Betty was best known for her gifts of warmth, especially custom created pajamas - complete with feet.

Enjoying the outdoors in earlier years, Betty planted flower gardens that enhanced the landscape of her home. She especially used petunias, one of her favorites, and of course, the holidays brought about the cherished poinsettia. To keep sharp, Betty enjoyed the challenges of crossword puzzles.

Betty is lovingly remembered by her husband, Arthur, at home; one daughter, Sharon Bockover and husband Kevin, of Twelve Mile; one son, Donald Harper, of Rochester; three sisters, Della Wilson, of South Bend, Ruth Carrithers and husband Brice, of Peru, and Aretha Mills, of Rochester; one brother, David Floyd and wife Kathy, of Nyona Lake; nine grandchildren, Cody Bockover, Kristina Bockover, Melisha Rensberger, Elijah Harper, Ashlee Harper, Adrial Harper, Jon-Tae Harper, Patrick Card and Brittney Card; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dale Floyd; one sister, Grace Mills; and one daughter-in-law, Delberta 'Dee' Harper.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Betty L. Harper will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Good Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Rochester.

Friends may visit with her family from 4-7 p.m. today and one hour prior to her services.

She will be laid to eternal rest on the family plot in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation.

Online messages of sympathy may be made to Betty's family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Submissions to this site are not automatically accepted. They are subject to review, which might delay their appearance. Obscenity and personal attacks are not considered appropriate for this site.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

Latest Rochester, Indiana, weather

weather sponsored by
Smith Farm Store

Top Ads
Business Card Directory

Top Jobs
Good Oil Company, Inc.
Advance Services, Inc.












Recipe Central 2015

© 2016 The Sentinel Corporation
118 E. Eighth St. P.O. Box 260 • Rochester, IN 46975 • 574-223-2111

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved