Doris Harp


Doris Jeannette Harp, 88, of Defiance, passed away Friday night, May 30, 2014, at Mercy Hospital of Defiance.

She was born in Miami, Fla., on July 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary M. (Roberts) Hearring. Doris was a very creative and talented artist, enjoyed painting and craft projects. She had worked as a licensed practical nurse in the area and at local nursing homes. Doris also was a caregiver to her family. She had sold Stanley products and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church.

Doris married Charles Harp on March 25, 1948, and he died Dec. 1, 1998.

She will be greatly missed by daughters, Bonnie Murch of Defiance and Patti Harp of Defiance; son, Glenn Harp of Defiance; three grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Charles; sisters, Katherine Martin, Myrtle DeWitt, Marie Stewart and Virginia Munch.

Services for Doris will be at the Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, with Rev. Lonnie Musgrave officiating. Friends are invited to call Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from noon-2 p.m. at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home. Interment will be private at Lehman Cemetery in Payne, Ohio.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association. Condolences to the family may be shared at

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  • My first job as and LPN was the Def. Co. Home in 1983.  I worked with Doris.  She was so kind and helpful and a good teacher for a newbie.  May I offer my deepst sympathy to all of her family and friends.  Susan Plummer.