Sept. 30, 1919 - Dec. 29, 2013
Anna B. Harpster, 94, formerly of Juniata Gap, died Sunday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel and Lyda (Glunt) Hoffman. She married Robert C. Harpster on Sept. 30, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1981.
Surviving are three sons: Samuel W. of Altoona, John L. and wife, Linda, of Hollidaysburg and Robert A. and wife, Cheryl, of Altoona; six grandchildren: Jon Harpster, Daniel Harpster and Justine Freeman and husband, Mitch, all of Pottstown, Kim LoPresti and husband, Joe, of Middletown, Conn., Christopher Harpster of Altoona and Jessica George and husband, Jacob, of Lakemont; and four great-grandchildren: Conner, Brooke, Joseph and Logan, all of Middletown, Conn.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Hoffman; three sisters; a granddaughter, Denise Harpster; and a great-grandson, Brooks Emry George.
Anna graduated from Altoona High School in 1937 and played in the Altoona High School all-girls drum and bugle corps. She worked in alterations at Gable's Department Store. She was a charter and life member of Wehnwood United Methodist Church as well as Juniata Gap Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary.
Anna liked to go camping, watching drum corps shows and listening to the Gaither Brothers.
Friends will be received from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service today, Dec. 31, 2013, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, the Rev. Evelyn Madison officiating. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.