Manlius: - Vernon L. Harp, 64, Manlius, died early this Tuesday morning in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Howard-Johnson Funeral Home, Manlius, with the Rev. David Clardie, a member of the family, officiating. Burial will be in the Manlius Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Manlius Rescue Unit.

Vernon Harp was born on April 2, 1919, in Olive Branch, the son of Fred and Mary and Kay Wood. On Aug. 26, 1939 he married Florence Parker in Charleston, Mo. He retired from the grocery business which he was in his entire life. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. P. M. (Muriel) Morris and Mrs. Cory (Deedee) Hartz, both of Warrensburg, Mo., Mrs. Gerald (Carol) Forbeck, Tiskilwa, Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) Jensen, Bettendorf, Ia., Mrs. Andrew (Verna) Word and Mrs. David (Kathy) Piper, both of Princeton; two sons, Vernon Jr., and James, both of Manlius; 19 grandchildren and two sisters, Pat Harp, Metropolis, and Mrs. Carol Womack, Grafton.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and one sister.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, November 8, 1983 - Tuesday, pg A4, submitted by Melva Taylor)




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