Margaret A. Harper, 86, of Bloomington, IN, was called Home on Sunday, January 21st, 2018.
She was the daughter of Steve & Ida (Hale) Evans and was born on July 31st, 1931 in Byrdstown, TN. She retired from Indiana University Food Services and was a lifelong member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ on Lakeview Drive in Ellettsville under Pastor Jud Sears. She loved serving the Lord with her whole heart and would always tell everyone that “He can do all things.”
Margaret is preceded in death by her son, Tony Jefferson Harper; husband, William J. Harper; brothers, Walter Ray, Otto, Jimmy, Everett and Clyde Evans; sister, Nancy Evans; and great-grandson, Samuel Kyle Hellums I.
She is survived by her daughter, Rita Porter, of Ellettsville, and son, Walter Huff, of California; grandchildren, Samantha Hellums-Strunk of Bloomington and Alexander and Samantha Huff of California; great-grandchildren, Samuel Kyle Hellums II and Nehemiah Strunk of Bloomington; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob and Carl Evans of Tennessee; Jerry Sam Evans of Muncie; Wilson (Fred) Evans of South Carolina; and sister, Betty Rich, also of Tennessee.
Some of her greatest joys after she retired were babysitting and spoiling her great grandchildren, including Garrett Michael Dennison. She enjoyed it so much, that if she had her way about it, she would have never sent her grandkids to school and would have just kept them home with her all day to fix them pancakes washed down with a little Sprite.
She made such an impact on everyone that she came into contact with. She was a very selfless woman and always wanted to give to others. No one ever left her house hungry. She was famous for her homemade vegetable soup, apple cobblers and raisin cake.
Margaret will be greatly missed by all, but her legacy will live on.
Funeral services will be held at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Aaron Strunk will officiate. Burial will immediately follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until time of services.