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Viola Harp

March 8, 1920 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 101)


Viola Harp, 101, of Oregon, IL, formerly of Secor and Eureka, IL, passed away at 5:35 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon, IL.

She was born March 8, 1920 in rural Mt. Sherman, KY to Jesse and Louie (Cookson) Burd.  She married Carl Harp on July 4, 1942.  He died in Eureka, IL in 1994.

She is also preceded in death by two sons, Jason and Gary Harp; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.

Surviving is one son Lowell (Sandy) Harp of Oregon, IL; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and one on the way.

In Eureka, Viola was active in her retirement center Community.  She assisted the beautician at Maple Lawn among other things.  Her faith has been very important to her all of her life and she enjoyed reading the Bible.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. (CST), Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka, IL.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, KY on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. (EST).

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May 1, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral Service
May 1, 2021

10:30 AM
Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

May 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Buffalo Cemetery
Greensburg Road (Kentucky 470 / Kentucky 61) and Brooks Road
Buffalo, KY 42716

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