Robert L. Harper, Sr.

Robert Harper

Robert L. Harper, Sr., 78 of Clever passed away Aug. 1, 2020. Harper, the son
of Orville and Thelma (Elifrits) Harper and was born in Randolph County, Iowa
on March 12, 1942. On April 27, 1961 Robert and Amelia Joanne Walton were
united in marriage and shared over 36 years together, before Amelia’s
passing in 1997. On May 3, 2009 Robert and Helen Splitt were united in
marriage and shared over 11 years together.
Harper enjoyed spending time in the outdoors. He enjoyed gardening,
growing roses and tomatoes and landscaping.
Harper is survived by his wife, Helen Splitt of the home; children, Robert
Harper Jr. and Alice Downes of Conway, Stacy Fisher and husband Charley of
Troy, Mark Harper of Clever; nine grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren;
sisters, Delta Alexander, Marie Snider, Helen Huckaby; nieces, nephews,
cousins, other family and many friends.
Harper is preceded in death by parents; wife, Amelia (Joanne) Harper; great
grandson, Cooper; sister, Dorothy Colton; brothers, Adrain, Duane, Leland,
Richard, Nelson, Ronald (Tuffy).
Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 at Battlefield Assembly
of God, Battlefield. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020,
at the church, with burial to follow in Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove.


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