PADUCAH, Ky. - Josephine (Jo) Harper, 86, of Paducah, KY passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8:50 a.m. at New Haven Assisted Living. Jo was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church. She was a former employee of Claussner Hosiery, Gore's Supermarket and her last employment was at Lourdes Hospital where she worked in the Environmental Service Department. Jo was a native of Metropolis, Ill where she grew up and attended public schools there. Jo was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include one daughter, Kim (Charles) Lindsey of Paducah, KY; one son, Bobby (Paula) Harper of Paducah, KY, one brother, Wayne (Betty) Rixie of Whitehouse, TN; five grandchildren, Jordan Lindsey, Alexis Lindsey, Scott Harper, Shane Harper, and Stacy Harper, two great-grandchildren, Austin Harper and Brianna Harper, several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her husband Clarence Odell Harper; parents, William Dugan & Lutie Slankard Rixie; one sister, Freda Bell; two brothers Andrew Rixie and Bill Rixie.
Services will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Fred French officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 until service time. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Expression of sympathy may be made to Lourdes In-Patient Hospice Fund, P.O Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42001-7100. You may light a candle of remembrance or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com
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