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Harry Tharp, 1892-1981
Daily Iowegian - 16 April 1981
Harry Tharp, 88, a resident of Route 4, Unionville, Mo., died in St. Joseph Hospital, Centerville, Wednesday, April 15, 1981, following an illness of two years. He had been hospitalized since March 13.
Born September 11, 1892, in Avery, Iowa, he was the son of William and Rebecca Jane Stocker Tharp. He married Anna Mae Ewurs in Numa in 1913, and she preceded him in death in 1955.
Mr. Tharp was a retired farmer and coal miner. He had farmed northwest of Mystic in the Griffinsville area, and in the Numa vicinity many years. He had lived with his son in Missouri since 1967. He was a member of the Numa Christian Church.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one son, William Hall Tharp; two brothers, Homer Tharp and Winifred Tharp; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Orville (Bernice) Butler and Mrs. Gale (Bessie) Hixenbaught, Plano rural route; one son, Burdett Tharp, Route 4, Unionville; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sherman Tharp, Bettendorf; and Glen Tharp, Davenport.
Memorials have been established to both the American Cancer Society and the Diabetes Foundation. His son died of diabetes. Memorials may be given at the funeral home.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home in Centerville, with burial in Jerome Cemetery. The Rev. Orville Shriver of LaPlata, Mo., will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.