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Violet Harper

In Loving Memory

Harper, Violet Louise “Vickie”

March 13, 1937 - June 15, 2024

Violet (Vickie) Louise Harper 87 passed away on June 15, 2024 in
Arnold, MO.
Vickie (Haggard) was born in Potosi, MO. on March 13 1937 the
youngest of 10 children to Henry and Pearl Haggard.
Vickie was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Pearl
Haggard (nee Bearden) in Potosi, MO.
Vickie was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill)
Harper and daughter Donna Marie Harper and grandson (Baby)
Jake Harper.
Vickie also preceded in death by her brothers Harold, George, Junior and sisters Mary, Goldie,
Lillian, Ruth, twins Betty and Bonnie.
She graduated high school in Potosi, MO and was a Bindery worker for many years. She
worked at St Louis Lithography in Affton, MO before retiring. She was an avid Elvis fan and
liked playing Bingo and card games. She enjoyed entertaining and hosted many Holiday
parties and family functions at their home in St Louis County.
Vickie was a wonderful Aunt and Great Aunt to many. Vickie was loved and cherished by all
who knew her. Her remaining family and friends will miss her.
Services:  Funeral visitation 10 am on July 6, 2024 with service starting at 11:00 am.  Officiated by Steve Smith under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home in Affton, MO. In Lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to your favorite charity.


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  1. Peace and joy to all. I am Stacy Georges, daughter to Cleopatra and Gus Georges and best friends with Donna Harper since we were 5 years old. I’m sorry I can’t be with you today since I live in Michigan. I want to share my love for the Harper family and especially Mrs. Harper who was my 2nd mother growing up. I met her daughter, Donna Marie, in kindergarten at Sherman School in St. Louis city. I started half way through the year. an Donna and I became friends immediately. On my first day, we walked home together. Those were the days when 5-year-olds could be alone and parents did not have to worry. We made plans to get together after school. I went home to ask mama, to play with Donna down the street. Mother asked “where does Donna live? I said, I raised my arm, pointed towards her house, and said “down there”. Well that response was clear as mud. So mother walked me to Donna’s house. The moms began a dialogue and then the husbands met soon after. This created a life-long friendship until they passed this earth. Mrs. Harper was one of my mother’s best friends. My entire childhood I observed these 2 women, who were my role models; helping each other with challenges in life, laughing together and supporting each other. My mother’s love for Mrs. Harper was genuine and deep. That inspired me to have the most rewarding girl friend relationships in my life.
    As our friendship grew between Donna and I, so did our parents. There were many parties, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, holidays and weekly visits for dinner or just getting together because we loved each other so much. Many times, Donna would stay with us while her parents went on another honeymoon. And visa versa. I thought of Mrs. Harper as my 2nd mother during my childhood years. She was instrumental in my love and crush for Elvis Presley. Once upon a time, I received a brand-new bike for my birthday. Donna and I rode it too fast, crashed, and cried all the way to her house. Mrs. Harper bathed and bandaged our wounds: both elbows and both knees. She comforted Donna and I with Elvis movies to take our minds off our pain. That was so incredibly special. She was a great mother!
    Seventeen years ago, I lost Donna and Mr. Harper 6 months later. It was a crushing blow to us. Donna and I made a pact to take care of each other when our parents were gone. I miss her so much. Carol was there during the last days of her life comforting me as we were losing our loved one. Thank you, Carol for your love and support. You and Alan are special to me. Not sure I’ve shared this, growing up I always crushed on Alan. At the Harper’s parties, I would try to hang with him, but he was always about the guys. LOL
    In closing, Mrs. Harper, I love you always. You will always be in my heart. Please let my mama and daddy know I’m living their legacy. Give great big hugs and kisses to Mr. Harper and Donna (who I miss terribly). Peace be with you all. May their memories be eternal. Thank you. Stacy Georges


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