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  • Shelia M. Harper

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  • LITTLE FALLS Shelia M. Harper, 86, a longtime resident of Jackson Street, Little Falls, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Alpine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Little Falls, where she has been a resident since April 2013.
    She was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Cheltenham, England, the daughter of the late James and Alice Maria (Winter) Hunt. She was educated in her native schools.
    On March 7, 1953 she was united in marriage to her husband of 23 years, Cecil F. Harper, in Cheltenham, England, where he was stationed during the Korean War. Arriving in this country in 1954 after her husband's discharge from the service, Mr. Harper predeceased her on Dec. 4, 1976.
    Mrs. Harper is survived by her son, Mark Harper and his wife, Laurie; his daughters, Beverly Kelly and her husband, Michael, and Barbara Harper and her companion, Rob Kane, all of Little Falls; her grandchildren, Jareth Kelly and his wife Jessica, Michael G. Kelly, Shawnna Kane and Steven Harper; great-grandchildren, Cassidy Kane and Beatrice Kelly; her sisters-in-law, Shirley Almendinger and Frances Sponable, of Little Falls; her dear friends, Florence Chandler and Argie Viskup, of Little Falls; several nieces and nephews; and her canine friend from the Alpine, Magic. She was predeceased by her brothers, William and Cyril Hunt.
    Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
    Interment will take place in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, town of Little Falls.
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Harper be considered to the Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407 or Little Falls Beautification Committee, c/o of Mrs. Ruth Pazzanese, 18 N. Ann St., Little Falls, and NY 13365. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.
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