1921 – 2007
Deloris Josephine Harper was born Jan. 6, 1921 to Howard and Candace Dolly Chidester in Kansas City, Kan. As a child she was raised by an aunt and uncle, Frank and Goldie Townsend, on their Daviess County farm. She attended Bear Branch School in Daviess County and Westport High School in Kansas City, Kan.
While living on the farm she met her husband, Clifton Benson Harper. They