MARY E. HARPER
GLASGOW – Mary E. Harper, 70, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022, at her residence. A native of Barren County, she was the daughter of the late Thurman “Skillet” Johnson and Margaret Bennett Johnson. She was a retired employee of R R Donnelley & Sons, a master gardener, and a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Harper; one daughter, Ellen Cox and husband Joey of Glasgow; one granddaughter, Madison Cox; three step-children, Kim Harper, Jonathan Harper, and Angie Smith; one sister, Linda Morrison of Hiseville; two brothers, Harold Johnson and wife Mabel, and Steve Johnson and wife Beverly all of Cave City; one brother-in-law, Nathan Priddy of Brownsville; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Jennifer Harper; one sister, Carolyn Priddy; and one brother, Courtney Hall Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2o22, at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 8 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
I was a classmate of Carolyn’s and knew Mary though she is younger than me. My brother Bob and Mary’s father Skillet were very good friends and spent a lot of time together. My condolences to the family. All the Johnson family had red hair and so did I. I could sympathize with all the teasing red heads would get. May Mary rest in peace.