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Michele L Harp

d. September 21, 2014

Michele L Harp

Michele Harp, 71, of Payne passed away Sunday, September 21st, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Michele was born in Portland, Indiana on March 14, 1943, a daughter of Wanda (Whipple) Hilgeman and the late Earl Norris.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, where she taught at Divine Mercy School.

In April, 1961 she married Richard Bash, who died Dec 12, 1976. On June 19, 1981 Michele married Allen Harp, who survives.

Michele will be sadly missed by her husband, Allen; mother, Wanda Hilgeman of Payne; daughters, Kimberly Bash of Paulding, Tracey Shafer of Kansas City & Rebecca Bash of Fort Wayne; siblings, Kay Head of Payne, Debra Hilgeman of Gulfport, MS & Kenneth Hilgeman of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Natasha (Brandon) Thorn, Meggan (Doug) Bashore & Zachary Shafer; great grandchildren Colton, Landon, Carter & Kailey.

Her brother, Kevin also preceded her in death.

Viewing is Wednesday, 4-7:30 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne, with the rosary recited at 7:30 pm. Viewing is also Thursday, 9-9:30 am at the funeral home.

Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne, at 10 am on Thursday, September 25th

She will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are to Divine Mercy School.

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Past Services

Recitation of the Rosary

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Starts at 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne

203 W Townline St, Payne, OH 45880

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp

126 W River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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