Dianna D. Harper, 42, of Beverly, died on Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Beverly at the home of her mother, Sue Hart. She was born on April 19, 1980 in Marietta, Ohio, daughter of Ted J. and Sue Schilling Hart. She graduated from Fort Frye High School in 1998 and had attended Washington State Community College and had been a Corporate Operations Officer at Globe Metallurgical. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly. Dianna loved her family and enjoyed following her children’s sports, especially basketball and volleyball. Dianna was a very understanding person who was always there for her family. Even during the most difficult times she gave her strength by forgiving, loving and sharing her concern and love for her family. Even during her treatments she always tried to be positive and make us laugh. Even though she is gone we know that she can breathe easy and rest in peace that only her Savior can bring. Her legacy of kindness has inspired everyone she knew. We are all grateful for her presence in our life if only for this short time. She was married on August 3, 2001 to David R. Harper who survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Mady and Julia Harper of Beverly; her mother Sue Hart of Beverly; a sister, Jenny Powers (Davis) of Marietta; three brothers, Scott Hart (Linda) of Beverly, Jamie Hart (Mandy) of Mentor, Ohio and Jon Hart of Beverly; her grandmother, Mary Hess of Beverly; mother and father in-law, Randy and Sharon Harper of Beverly; two sister in-laws, Christy McCutcheon (Travis) of Waterford and Carrie Apperson (Jesse) of McConnelsville; many nieces, nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Ted Hart; grandparents, William and Elizabeth Schilling; Joseph and Doris Hart; Denver Hess and Rita and Jim Harper.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Beverly with Father Tim Kozak officiating. The burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call 2-8 pm on Wednesday at St. Bernard Hall in Beverly. Our family would like to thank Dr. Erin Bertino and staff for the expertise and kindness they shared with us at The James. And to our family, friends and community please know that we would not have made it through without your love and support. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to support Dianna’s family through the Go Fund Me page by searching “Help for the Harper Family”. McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly is in charge of the arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com.
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