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Wayne Lee Harp, 87

April 13, 2012

Wayne Lee Harp, 87, Summerville, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born May 18, 1924, in Clarion, a son of the late Oscar Jonathan and Edna (Lyle) Harp.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, in which he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal with five bronze stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.

Jan. 27, 1948, he married the former Sara Olive Kiehl, who survives. The couple just celebrated their 64th anniversary.

Mr. Harp was a member of the Ohl United Methodist Church.

He worked as a tire salesman for Peterson Tire in Punxsutawney, and was one of three employees named Wayne, so he was referred to as "Frank." He also worked at Sears in Pittsburgh and Montgomery Ward in DuBois. He later worked at Brookville Glove Factory.

Mr. Harp loved his family, and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed bowling, lawn work, golf, hunting and watching the Pirates.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include four children, Larry Harp and wife June of Worthville, Judy Kennedy of Summerville, Randy Harp and wife Bev of Delaware, and LuAnn Hetrick and husband Ben of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Jason Harp, Kelly Shaffer and husband Tom, Krista Dunbar and husband Tim, Travis Harp and companion Kendrick, Dan Kennedy and wife Mimi, Joshua Harp and wife Jennifer, Andrew Harp, and Kayla and Stacia Hetrick; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Doyle Harp and wife Betty of Trafford; and two sisters, Nola Sowers and husband Dick and Mary McMann and husband Craig, all of Clarion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil and Milton Harp; a step-brother, Ross Minnick; and a sister, Lois Yerico.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Shumaker Funeral Home Inc, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012, at the funeral home with Pastor Roger Howard officiating.

Military honors will accorded by the Jefferson County Veterans' Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in the Worthville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ohl United Methodist Church, 3229 Heathville Ohl Rd., Summerville, Pa. 15864.

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