Faith Marie Harper


(March 15, 1939 - Sept. 26, 2011)

Faith Marie Harper, 72, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, died Monday morning, Sept. 26, 2011 at Mary Rutan Hospital. 

She was born on March 15, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Robert D. and Helen (Hatfield) Burden.

Faith worked for Pacific Telephone Company in California as a switchboard operator for 20 years and retired in 1993. A 1957 graduate of Lewistown High School, Faith attended New Richland Baptist Church. A wonderful grandma, she took care of all her grandchildren and she enjoyed arts, crafts and gospel music.

Faith is survived by her ex-husband, Samuel Harper of Wyoming; their children, Debbie (Ross) Garen of Worland; Laurie Denney and Samuel (Charlene) Harper II, both of Powell; and David (Robyn) Harper of West Mansfield, Ohio; brothers, John Burden of Louisiana and David Burden of California; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

A brother, Dale Burden, and a sister, Sharlene Kay Gibson, preceded Faith in death.

Her family will bury her cremains in Wyoming on Oct. 22, with time and place to be announced later.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Eichholtz Funeral Home, 312 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine are handling the arrangements and condolences may be expressed at: