Funeral services for Leah Naomi Harper, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May16, 2016 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harper passed away at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born October 15, 1939, at Lake City, Arkansas, to Orphus Justene “OJ” Richardson and Linnol Richardson. In 1956, at the age of seventeen, Leah married the love of her life, Loyd Alan Harper, who preceded her in death on March 11, 2002. Leah was a Godly woman and was kind to everyone; she had a great faith that she loved to share with others. She was a friendly soul with a smile that could light up a room. She loved spending time with her family, especially her seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and enjoyed sharing stories that could take you back in time.
She is survived by her three loving daughters and their families, Naomi Ruth Pierce and friend, Steven Helm and her children, Joshua and wife, Brooke, Jonathan and wife, Ginny and Daria; Mary Jo Lamb and husband, Dr. Randy Lamb and their children, Reuben and Levi; and Sherry Lois Harper-McAfee and her children, Desirea Legler and husand, Eric and Danae Haile; two brothers, David Richardson and wife, Pat and Paul Richardson and wife, Susan; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents and husband precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Tuberous Sclerosis Association, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.