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Linda K Harper

November 4, 1948 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 73)


Linda Kay Harper, 73, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 4, 1948, in Princeton, Indiana, to Mylian E. and Helen (Finn) Anthis. Linda is the youngest of ten kids.

She was a 1967 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School. Later in life, she attended Wabash Valley College earning an Associate in Business with honors. She worked various jobs throughout her life, but being a wife, mom, nana/grandma were her favorites.

On December 23, 1967, she married George Harper at Pentecostal Assembly of God by Rev. James Eastman. Together they shared fifty-four years of marriage. Linda loved the Lord and her family. In her spare time, she liked to cook, experiment with new recipes, enjoyed candy making, shopping, and spending time with her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, George, and their four children, Caroline (Charles) Trimble, of Allendale, Michele Harper of Bridgeport, Bryan Harper of Mt. Carmel, and Loretta (Brian) Monts of Olney; siblings, Esther Litherland, of Mt. Carmel, and Patsy Hillyard, of Winslow, Indiana; grandchildren, Brooke (Chase) Ziegler, Daylen Trimble, Cecilia (Cory) Vinnedge, Faith, Jonas, Gabriel and Olivia Trimble; Sara (Nick) Kieffer, Lynsey (Chad) Pixley; Miranda McCowen; great-grandchildren, Dean, Luke, John, Baby #4 (due June) Ziegler, Charleigh, Eleanor and Theodore Vinnedge, Camden, Calrissia, Cathaleen Kieffer, Baby Pixley (due July), Raylan McCowen, Brooklyn and Braelyn Mitchell. She shared a special friendship with her niece, Mickie (Rosevelt) Robinson, III, of Dayton, Ohio, and Sandy Cook, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, several siblings, grandchild, Sadie Mae Ahlfield Harper, and great-grandchild Ryne Kieffer.

Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home. A Graveside Service for Linda will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Heartland Worship Center.

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March 19, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863


Heartland Worship Center
212 W 2nd Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863

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