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Obituaries

Obituaries

Martha Sue Harp 1919 - 2009 Lawrence

Funeral services for Martha Sue Harp, 90, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. John D. Blythe officiating. Burial will follow in Olathe City Cemetery.
Mrs. Harp died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at her home.
She was born April 23, 1919, in Heavener, Okla., the daughter of Oliver and Martha Stafford Layne.
She served in the U.S. Army and later earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education.
Mrs. Harp taught unified studies for many years at Nallwood Junior High School in Johnson County. She resided in Kansas City, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Lawrence.
She met Richard F. “Dick” Harp at Fort Riley, and they married Feb. 7, 1944, while both were serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Harp was a former Kansas University men’s basketball coach. He died in 2000.
Survivors include a son, Richard, Las Vegas; a sister, Francis Sloan, Houston; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Adam, Mary and Andrew; and four great-grandchildren, Lucas, Ella, Lainey and Colton.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends after the service Wednesday.
The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.