God looked around his garden and found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He knew that you would never get well on earth again, He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So, he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “Peace be Thine”.
Mary Harper (nee Hamner), 78, of Elyria, passed away at her residence on Tuesday December 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 5, 1942 in Newville, West Virginia. Mary had resided in Elyria for 53 years and she was a member of West Ridge Baptist Church in Amherst. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved family, traveling and camping. Mary Harper is survived by: her husband, Kenneth E. Harper; five daughters, Linda Harper, Bonnie Hamilton (Richard), Peggy Harper and Janice Smith, all of Elyria, and Shirley Provoznik (Daniel) of Olympia, WA; five granddaughters, Elizabeth Hamilton, Amber Whitesell, Melinda Veres (Andrew), Kaleigh Smith and Lindsey Smith; three grandsons, Jesse Hamilton, Christopher Provoznik and Daniel “Scotty” Provoznik; 11 great-granddaughters; nine great-grandsons; three sisters, Alice Williams, Marge Frick and Peggy Hamner; and two brothers, James and Pete Hamner. She was preceded in death by: Her parents, Alva and Lulu “Pearl” (nee Blankenship) Hamner; a grandson, Kenneth E. Hamilton in 1979; a great-grandson, Alex Hamilton in 2007; five sisters, Irene Beamer, Joetta Geoff, Annamae Wolfgang, Beatrice Allen and Catherine Wade; and one brother, Jack Hamner. The family welcomes friends to join them for visitation on Saturday December 12, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at West Ridge Baptist Church, 46280 Telegraph Rd., in Amherst. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm with Rev. Roger Rice officiating the service. A private family graveside service will be held on Monday December 14, 2020 at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association.
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