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Harman J. VanRiper

Chester Times
Thursday 11 April, 1901
pg. 5

Harman J. VanRiper
Tenderly Laid to Rest

Eloquent Encomiums Spoken Over the Body of Harman J. Van Riper.

The funeral of Herman J. Van Riper took place yesterday at Trainer from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. V.C. Worrilow, with whom he had been residing for some time past.   A brief service was held at the house before proceeding to the Trainer M.E. Church.  Rev. A.D. Geist had charge of the service and preached the sermon speaking very beautifully of the life of the departed.

   Rev. C.W.W. Bishop, pastor of the Marcus Hook Baptist church, and Rev. F.C. Woods, pastor of the Upland Baptist church assisted in the services and spoke of the worth of the deceased. A number of selections were sung by Rev. and Mrs. A. Geist.

   The cortege proceeded to Chester Rural Cemetery, where interment was made.  The Red Men, of which deceased was a member, having charge of the services at the grave. The floral tributes were very beautiful consisting of a bouquet of 83 carnations, pillow with "Father" on it.   Palm leaves with "Husband" on them and a star and crescent. The pall bearers were; Jas. T. Gill, George M. Gilbert, William McVey, Timothy C. Lane, James Johnson and William Klee.

[Widow, Catharine W. VanRiper]

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