Myrtle P. Harper, 92, of Story City died June 2, 2017, at Bethany Manor in Story City. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Radcliffe. Burial will be in the Story City Cemetery.


Myrtle was born on June 16, 1924, near Roland, to Harvey and Stella (Durby) Nassen. She married Harlan Harper on Sept. 1, 1946. He died Nov. 30, 2003.


Myrtle is survived by three daughters, Sharon Basart of Romulus, Mich., Paulette Wathen of Lincoln, Neb., and Ann (David) Slabaugh of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; fjve great-grandchildren; a brother, Harlan (Audrey) Nassen of Suntree, Fla., and a sister-in-law, Elaine Nassen of Highlands Ranch, Colo.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harlan; two son-in-laws, Ed Wathen and Wayne Babcock; two sisters, Ruby Triggs and Marie McClian, and a brother, Paul Nassen.


Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church or the Radcliffe Garden Club.


Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bethany Manor Chapel in Story City.


Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.