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Ethel (Reichert) Harper

November 3, 1933 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 87)


Catherine Ethel Reichert Harper, age 87, of Petersburg, WV and formerly of Perkiomenville, PA passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Harper was born June 3, 1933 in Norristown, PA and was a daughter of the late Harry Milford Reichert, Sr. and Catherine (Foster) Reichert Davidheiser.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her husband, Worth Harper, Sr. in 1990; three brothers, Harry, William and Joseph Reichert and one sister, Dorothy Mary Reichert.   

Mrs. Harper is survived by two sons, Worth D. Harper, Jr. and wife JoAnn of Petersburg, WV and Elwood E. Harper and wife Hope of Barto, PA; five grandsons Worth John Harper, Charles W. Harper, Jesse J. Harper, Joshua J. Harper and Michael T. Harper; eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Reichert of Pottstown, PA and Diane Myers of Schwenksville, PA and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Harper was a loving Mother and Grandmother.  She enjoyed baking, making crafts and spending time with her family and friends.  Mrs. Harper was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Landes Ruritan Club, Landes CEO’s and Grant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a 4-H Leader for several years and was a Grant County Belle. 

Family will receive friends Saturday from 6 – 8 PM (November 7, 2020) at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, WV. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Landes Ruritan Club, 5337 Franklin Pike, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Hospice Promise Foundation, c/o Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Drive, Petersburg, WV.

Local arrangements are by Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg and Graveside Service and Interment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories at Limerick, PA on  Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home in Boyertown, PA. 



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November 7, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847

Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Limerick Garden of Memories
44 East Arcadia Drive
Limerick, PA 19468

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