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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
Mary Harpring
Mary Helen Harpring, 87, died Dec. 22, 2006, at Woodcrest Nursing Center, Decatur, Ind., where she was a resident.
She was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Jefferson Township, Ind., to Patrick and Cora Dickerhoof Moran. On Aug. 24, 1967, she married Dennis Harpring, who died May 14, 1991.
Surviving is a niece Mary (Richard) Hertel, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Deceased are two brothers, James P. Moran and Robert Moran; and a sister, Mildred Brinksneader.
She taught at Sharpsburg, St. Anthony and Northwest Elementary, Decatur, for 46 years. She was 1937 graduate of Jefferson Township High School, Adams County, Ind., Bowling Green State University and Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. She was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and St. Mary's of the Presentation Altar Sodality.
Services are 10:30 Thursday at St. Mary's of the Presentation Church, Geneva, Ind., the Rev. J. Bosco Perera officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, Ind. A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.
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