Joan J. Harper, 86, of West Ridge Care Center, died there Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, after a short illness. Services were held Friday, Feb. 27, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel, by the Rev. Fred Darbonne of First Christian Church. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday an hour before the service.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (Loren) Cohen and Susan Harper, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeff Harper of Swisher and David Harper of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and a brother, Reed Jeffrey.
Joan was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Cedar Rapids, to Glenn and Muriel Jeffrey. She was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of January 1941, and attended all of their reunions until her health prohibited it. Joan was a member of First Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Luke’s Hospice, Witwer Center Meals, or West Ridge Care Center.
The family would like to express sincerest appreciation to the staff of West Ridge Care Center and St. Luke’s Hospice for the warm and loving care provided to their mother.
Please leave a tribute or memory for the family on the Web page at www.cedarmemorial.com  under obituaries.