Margery F. Harp
TEQUESTA, Fla. – Margery F. Harp, a long time resident of Tequesta, Fla., passed away June 3, 2014, at home with her family by her side. Marge was born in East Liverpool on April 18, 1922, to parents Adaline and James Reaney. She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 43 years, Robert Harp; and also by dear sisters, Carolyn Pollock and Martha Gaston; and her beloved parents.
Marge graduated from East Liverpool High School, then graduated from the East Liverpool City Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. Her lifelong nursing experiences included Head Surgical Nurse, Emergency Room Nurse, Industrial and Private Duty Nurse and disaster nursing for the American Red Cross. After moving to Tequesta in 1959, her RN experiences included Charge Nurse at the Salhaven Convalescence pavilion in 1962 and Director of Nursing Services for the Kirkwood Outpatient Center in 1974 where she also supervised the Cooperative Health Occupations Program for high school students. After the Palm Beach-Martin County Medical Center became Jupiter Medical Center, Marge served many years there in the GI Lab, Employee health and Infection Control and was known for her signature white nurse’s cap. She was honored by the Medical Center in 1985 with the Frist Humanitarian Award for her concern for patients, personal humility and making significant improvements to patient care.
Marge is survived by her daughters Judith Weisenfeld of Miami and Cathie Wallace (her husband Craig) of Boynton Beach; and son David Harp of Tequesta. She is also survived by three devoted grandchildren: Robyn Walker (her husband Stephen), Tye Wallace (his wife Catherine) and Joshua Weisenfeld; and four great-grandchildren: Madelyn and Lillian Walker and Tagen and Isla Wallace. She is also survived by her dear sisters Jean Baxter and Sue Hillier and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St., Jupiter, FL 33458 from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Seabrook Rd., Tequesta, FL 33469. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund at the Church of the Good Shepherd or to a charity of your choice.