Joan J. Harper, 86, of West Ridge Care Center, died there Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, after a short illness. Services were held Friday, Feb. 27, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel, by the Rev. Fred Darbonne of First Christian Church. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday an hour before the service.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (Loren) Cohen and Susan Harper, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeff Harper of Swisher and David Harper of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.