Margaret Evelyn Harper of Kennett Square

Mrs. Margaret Evelyn “Evie” Harper, 83, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, at her residence. She is survived by her husband George E. Harper. Born on April 14, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Graybeal.

Margaret Evelyn “Evie” Harper

Evelyn was a graduate of Kennett High School and West Chester University with a degree in education. She taught third grade at the Mary D. Lang Elementary School in Kennett Square.

In her free time, she loved gardening, knitting and was a wonderful seamstress.  In recent years she enjoyed learning about the stock market and trading stocks.  Most of all, she loved her family and friends. She loved her home in Sea Isle City, N.J., and traveling around the world with her husband George.

In addition to her husband George, Evelyn is also survived by her children Michael Harper (Jacqueline), Karen Chadwick (Thomas), Paula Dvorak (Douglas), and Marianne Rainey (Daniel Hazewski), 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Ed White and several nieces and nephews.  Evelyn is preceded in death by her sister Patricia White.

Friends will be received for a viewing on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, where services will begin at 11.

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square. Please visit Evelyn’s online memorial by going to

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