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Nelda Fay Harpe

Obituary for Nelda Fay Harpe

February 13, 1942 - September 28, 2019
Philpot, Kentucky | Age 77


Nelda Fay Harpe, 77, of Philpot, took her place in Heaven Saturday, September 28, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Daviess County to the late Pruitt and Opal Bunch Vanover.

Mrs. Harpe retired from Kight Home Center. She attended Trinity Methodist Church and was a long-time member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in Philpot. Nelda was an avid and productive woodworker, an outstanding baker and a wonderful seamstress. She also enjoyed U.K. Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals. Nelda was a dedicated caregiver who never expected anything in return. She was a strong, independent and determined lady who loved family, friends and church.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Rondal "Hondu" E. Baird in 1992 and Wendell Harpe in 2018; a brother, Donald Vanover; daughter-in-law, Connie Baird; and a brother-in-law, Ed Gabbard.

Mrs. Harpe is survived by son, Todd Roberts (Joanna) of Whitesville; step-daughters, Sherry Ijames (Richard) of Philpot, Robin Roberts (Dale) of Philpot, Sally Phillips (Tracey) of Philpot and Sandy Russelburg (Rick) of Whitesville; step-sons, Alan Baird of Owensboro, Tim Baird (Cyndy) of Shelbyville, KY, George "Buck" Harpe (Sara) of Athens, Georgia, Clifford E. Harpe (Rita) of Owensboro and Joshua Harpe (Allisa) of Fishers, IN; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Linda Gabbard of Misissippi and Pat Smith (Jim) of Owensboro.

The service will be at 10:00 AM Friday, October 4 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory where visitation will be held Thursday from 3:00 until 8:00 and Friday after 9:00 AM. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery in Philpot.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Kendall Campus of The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes, 201 Phillips Ct, Owensboro, KY 42303.

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  • Mary Kendall Campus of The Kentucky United Methodist Children's Homes
    201 Phillips Ct.
    Owensboro, KY 42303

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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