July 12, 2024

Margaret Lue Harper

harperMargaret Lue Harper of Scott City, KS passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Park Lane Nursing Home. She was 94. She was born December 1, 1920, in Greeley, Colorado to Alpha and Edna (Hale) Chamberlain. She moved with her parents to Scott City as a child and graduated from Scott Community High School in 1938. 

Margaret met her future husband, Robert Dale Harper, when, as a senior, he transferred to SCHS from Monument High School. They were united in marriage on March 2, 1941 in Scott City. He preceded her in death on November 17, 2007. 

As a young woman, she was employed at the Eskimo restaurant located next to the Majestic Theater. She later worked at the First National Bank but for most of her life, she was a homemaker. She was a fourth generation member of the First Christian Church and, later, a charter member of the Community Christian Church. She was always proud that her great-grandfather had built the original Christian Church and that her father had built the basement of the present First Christian Church. Margaret was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a ‘car pool mom’ who often drove her and other children to music contests and junior high basketball games. She and Dale were members of the local Band Boosters when their children were involved in the local school music programs. 

She was a member of the Scott County Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Scott County Historical Society.  Margaret and her husband lived for a short time in Fort Worth, Texas with he was working at the refinery.

She was a veteran of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression and often spoke of those ordeals. 

Survivors include one son, Terry Harper and his wife, JoAnne, of Neodesha, KS; one daughter, Kathy Koehn and her husband, Gerald, of Scott City; six grandchildren, Brooke, Quinn, Amber, Abbey, Evan and Wyatt; four step-grandchildren, Lynn, Travis, B.J. and Chanda; nine great-grandchildren, Brynn, Justice, Devin, Koy, Madison, Cameron, Jack, Charlotte, Dominic and Jane; two great-great grandchildren, Juniper and Willow. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Helen, Floy and Dorothy; and one brother, Ray. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Community Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas with the Rev. Shelby Crawford presiding.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church

Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.  

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. Until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and 10:00 a.m until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.