The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 30, 2012

Lois Mae (Weddle) Harp


CHRISMAN — Lois Mae (Weddle) Harp, 87, of Chrisman, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village.

Lois was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Metcalf to Clyde Ellsworth and Faye Constance (Tresner) Weddle.

She married Paul W. Harp on Aug. 27, 1956, in Metcalf.

She is survived by three children, Pam Harp of Chrisman, Paula (Chris) Stierwalt of Danville, and Kevin (Sylvia) Harp of Ogden, Utah; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Harp of Hume; a brother, Herman (Elaine) Weddle of Metcalf; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Harp; four children, Steve Weddle, Debbie Harp, Wally Harp and Paul Harp Jr.; three brothers; three sisters; and two granddaughters, Christi Lynn Harp and April Mae Harp.

Lois was a lifelong resident of Edgar County. She previously worked at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village from 1974 until her retirement in 1982.

She belonged to the Ivy Rebecca Lodge and the Hesperius Lodge. She was a member of the Chrisman Christian Church for 55 years and blessed the congregation there with beautiful music on the piano and organ for many of those years.

She loved to crochet and do crafts and enjoyed collecting dolls. She was also a die-hard Cubs fan. Rest in peace, our loving mother.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman. Funeral services will begin at at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Chrisman Christian Church. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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