The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Birthday Announcements

May 19, 2014

Harper, 98

Thelma Harper will celebrate her 98th birthday May 22. Cards may be sent to 1225 S. Cleveland, Apt. 401, Enid, OK 73703.

Thelma was born May 22, 1916, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Fern Taylor and Maye Newkirk.

She and John Rex Harper were married June 16, 1940, in Dodge City, Kan. He died in December 1990.

Thelma and Rex enjoyed traveling and spending winters in south Texas and summers in Colorado, making friends and collecting antiques. She also enjoys crafts, reading and playing cards with the girls.

She is a member of Central Christian Church, volunteers at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and is a 35-year member of the Oil Chemical Atomic Workers Auxiliary.

She has one daughter, the late RexAnn Yoachum, who died in April 2007, and one grandson, Russell Yoachum of Waukomis.

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