|Esther Viola Harper
Esther Viola Harper, age 94, of Elkton, MD, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013. Born in Brake, WV, on
September 9, 1918, she was the daughter of the late William and Rebecca Sites Whetzel.
Mrs. Harper retired as a nurse’s assistant from the Medical Center of Delaware, Wilmington Hospital. She was a
member of the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren in Moorefield, WV.
She is survived by her children, Richard W. Harper and companion, Patricia, of Orlando, FL, Betty V. Juergens
and husband, George, of Elkton, MD, and Bruce J. Harper and wife, Beth, of Califon, NJ; her grandchildren,
Michelle Howard and husband, Mike, Derrick Harper, Brock Juergens, Scott Juergens, Amy Cargill and husband,
Pete, and Laruen Lynn and husband, Bryan; and her great-grandchildren, Jessica and Rebekah Howard and
Maren and Shaelyn Cargill.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her son, Robert M. Harper, and her siblings:
Bertle Moyers, Laura Kuykendall, Dora Wolfe, Curry “Doc” Whetzel, Grace Wolfe, and Rhonda Helmick.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Olivet Cemetery in
Moorefield, WV, with Paster Don Knotts officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at
the Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, WV.
Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.