Miriam Elizabeth Harpst

1924 - 2019

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Miriam Elizabeth Harpst, 94, of Findlay passed away at 12:25am on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. Miriam was born in Van Buren Township, Hancock County on December 13, 1924 to the late Raleigh A. and Emma M. (Spaeth) Rettig. On June 5, 1943, she married Raymond Eugene Harpst, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1996. Miriam is survived by her son, Michael J. (Betsy) Harpst of Findlay; daughter, Connie S. (James) Gentry of Henderson, NV; 2 grandchildren: Hollee Leonard, and Lee J. (Brandy) Leonard; and 2 great-granddaughters: Selena and Alyssa Guevara Canales. Miriam was preceded in death by her son, Charles E. Harpst; brothers: Robert, Willard, Walter, Edward, Larry, and Richard Rettig; and her sister, Ruthella Shellenbarger. Miriam was a 1943 graduate of Arlington High School and has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church since 1950. She worked for Prudential Insurance as the Office Manager. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Reverend Robert Krueger will officiate and burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of NW Ohio, 480 W. Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH 43537. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, November 7th 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, November 7th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Maple Grove Cemetery [Map]
    1120 W Main Cross St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Contributions:

    Alzheimer's Assn of NW Ohio - Harpst
    480 W. Dussel Drive, Suite 150
    Maumee, Ohio 43537

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