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Melba C. Harper

Melba C. Harper, 96, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Harper had worked as an inspector at E-System/Memcor in Huntington for 19 years and retired in 1983. She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 255 in Huntington.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1924, in Huntington, to Orlando and Stella Redding Coolman. She married Robert Harper on Dec. 6, 1942, in Las Vegas. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2007.

Survivors include a son, Lonnie (Patricia) Harper, of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Jo Elaine “Jody” (David) Hanson, of Huntington; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Oechsle.

Calling will take place on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, Huntington. A funeral service will follow the calling.

Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorials may be made out to Huntington Senior Center, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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