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Obituary: Clifford H. Harp, Columbus

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Clifford H. Harp, 79, of North Burbrink Drive, died at  2:40 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Clifford was employed at Cummins Engine Company for 32 years, retiring January 1, 1987. A U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Community Church of Columbus, where he belonged to the Inside Outreach program, and was a former member of Sandcreek Conservation Club.  He loved fishing, gardening, working with wood and cooking.

A celebration of his life will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Community Church of Columbus with Pastor Chuck Coleman officiating. Calling will be at the church from 3 p.m. until service time Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Church of Columbus Building Fund.

Arrangements were made by Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, November 13, 1933, Clifford was the son of Claude Harp and Fern Allen Harp. He married Donna Jacobs Newland November 23, 1979.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Tim (Melisa) Harp of Shelbyville, Indiana, Christopher R. Harp of Columbus, Indiana, and Kevin A. (Melissa) Newland of Columbus, Indiana; daughters, Katherine Newland and her husband, Jack Thomas, of Bloomington, Indiana, Karen Newland of Columbus, Indiana, Kimberly (Harrison) Baker of Crothersville, Indiana, Susan Burt of Columbus, Indiana, Dana (Roger) Fuller of Colorado, and Melanie (Shane) York of Greenwood, Indiana; grandchildren, Kayla, Kyle and Matthew Newland, Clayton Baker, Zoe Thomas, Bryttanni, Rachael and Shawnee Burt, Marek and Myles Dover, Matthias Hedrick and Merrick York; and sisters, Jane Ballard of Evansville, Indiana, Jean Byrley of Bedford, Virginia, and Evie (Gary) Carnot of Moneta, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Fern Allen Harp, three brothers and three sisters.

You may view his video after 3 p.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at


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