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Edna Virginia Harper, 92

Edna Virginia Harper, 92

Edna Virginia Harper, 92, died at her residence on December 23, 2014. Edna was a Henderson County native and was born and lived in the Harper Family residence on Harper road her entire life. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her sister Ruth Harper.

Edna worked for the Spinning Wheel and the Kemp family and their former business, Diamond Brand Company until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, and kept a special place in her heart for all her cats. As the years went by, and she mellowed with age, she grew quite fond of all of her caretakers, knowing they allowed her to stay in her "home place". Edna was very grateful to her Mountain Home Care "family" of care givers, Tracy, Kim, Libby, Christina and others who allowed Edna to live out her life in her home.

She is survived by Gerald Griffin and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be a 2:00 pm today, Wednesday December 31st, 2014 at Moore's Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Deb Patterson officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Moore's Grove Methodist Church at 2575 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville NC 28792.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.