Susan Heppler Harper, 61, passed away at her home at 5:53 a.m. Tuesday from complications of metastatic breast cancer.
Sue was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 30, 1951, and was adopted at birth by Alfred Joseph and Berniece Ward Heppler of Rocky River, Ohio.
After graduating from Rocky River High School and Earlham College, she married Michael A. Harper May 11, 1974. She then finished a master’s degree in library science at Indiana University, worked a short time, then spent the rest of her life as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
A longtime member of the Old Brethren Church at Wakarusa, she was associated with Victory Christian Fellowship, New Paris, at the time of her death. Sue was a friend to all.
Her husband survives, as do her children, Seth and Rachel Harper, Bremen, Sarah and Timothy Heatwole, Milford, and Joshua and Bethanna Harper, Bremen. She is also survived by two grandsons.
She was buried at Victory Christian Fellowship Cemetery, New Paris.
A funeral service will take place Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Old German Baptist Brethren Meetinghouse, located at the corner of C.R.s 40 and 7, Wakarusa.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Center for Hospice Care, South Bend.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is assisting with arrangements and online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.