Kimberly J. Harter

Kimberly J. Harter, 52, of Belpre, Ohio, died Feb. 23, 2013, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., on Nov. 28, 1960, and was the daughter of William D. Harter (Jewell) of Ravenswood, W.Va., and Margy Helen (Terry) Rutherford of Lubeck, W.Va.

She attended Ripley and Sissonville high schools. She retired from DuPont, loved nature and camping and spending time taking care of her granddaughter, Josie. She spent her whole life giving to others even at the end by giving the gift of life as an organ donor.

Survivors include her two daughters, Margie L. Harter of Belpre and Leslie L. (Jon) Yoak of St. Marys, W.Va.; granddaughter, Josie R. Harter; two grandsons, Landon M. Yoak and Roman Yoak; two brothers, Bill (Shauna) Harter Jr. of Vincent, Ohio, and David (Alma) Harter of Parkersburg; a sister, Brenda (Jeff) Baker of Lowell, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend and companion, Robert Strahler of Little Hocking, Ohio.

Also In Memory of her dog Jasmine who was at her side till her death.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leona Bell and Kenneth Leslie Simers and Ed and Ethel Harter.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastors John Strimer and Mark Eaton officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday.

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Kimberly J. Harter

Kimberly J. Harter, 52, of Belpre, Ohio, died at Cabell-Huntington Hospital on Feb. 23, 2013.

Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre